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Fillmore County Law Enforcement participating in National Drug Take-Back Program

Fri, Mar 22nd, 2013
Posted in All Government

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will sponsor the sixth National Take Back Initiative (NTBI) in 2013 for collection and disposal of unused, expired or un-needed prescription drugs.

The Fillmore County Sheriff’s Office, along with the Preston, Rushford, and Chatfield Police Departments are participating in the nationwide event on April 27th. This year, there are five different locations in Fillmore County where the public can drop off their medicines between 10am and 2pm.

Date: April 27, 2013

Time: 10am-2pm

Locations: Fillmore County Sheriff’s Office, 901 Houston Street NW Preston; Chatfield City Hall, 21 2nd Street SE; Mabel City Hall, 201 South Main; Rushford Police Department, 405 South Elm Street; Spring Valley Fire Hall, 112 West Courtland.

Fillmore County Sheriff Daryl Jensen reminds people that this is a great time to get rid of those unused, expired and/or un-needed prescription drugs. The majority of teenagers abusing prescription drugs get them from family and friends – and the home medicine cabinet.

Jensen said that the people should not throw drugs in the trash because they can be retrieved, abused and illegally sold. Unused drugs should not be flushed because they can contaminate the water supply. Take-Back programs are the best way to dispose of old and or un-needed drugs.

There is no cost to the public.

For more information on the Fillmore County Take-Back program, you can call the Sheriff’s Office at 507-765-3874 or contact your local police department in Rushford, Chatfield or Preston.

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