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NL police to offer disposal for unused prescription drugs

NORTH LIBERTY– The North Liberty Police Department, in partnership with the Drug Enforcement Agency, will collect expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs on Saturday, April 26, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Liberty Pharmacy, 555 W. Cherry St., for safe disposal.
This service is free and anonymous. Tablets, capsules, and all other solid dosage forms will be collected. Liquid medications in their original containers will be accepted as well.
Unused, unwanted and expired medications can pose public safety and health concerns. Left in home medicine cabinets, the medications are susceptible to dangerous misuse and abuse. Improper disposal, such as flushing drugs down a toilet or sending them to the landfill, poses risks to the environment and public health.
In addition to the scheduled drop-off, unwanted medications will be accepted for disposal until Oct. 28 at the North Liberty Police Department’s headquarters, 25 E. Cherry St., during its regular business hours, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays.
The effort is part of the annual National Prescription Drug “Take-Back” Day, organized by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Office of National Drug Control Policy. For more information or to find additional collection sites near you, go to www.dea.org or contact the North Liberty Police Department at 319-626-5724.