Northwest Iowa — Law enforcement agencies in O’Brien, Osceola, Lyon and Sioux counties have partnered with Compass Pointe Behavioral Health to take part in the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, this Saturday, April 30th.
The service is free and anonymous, and gives people a time to clean out all the unused prescription medications, including any Schedule II controlled medications, that may be in their medicine cabinets.
Cheryl Buntsma is a Certified Prevention Specialist with Compass Pointe, and tells us about the purpose of Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.
Buntsma says that taking back unused meds, especially Schedule II meds, is extremely important.
She says she hopes that Prescription Drug Take-Back Day will help prevent misuse of medications.
Buntsma says that, in addition to Saturday’s Take-Back Day, there are other opportunities to drop off unused medications every day.
Saturday’s Prescription Drug Take-Back Day will be held from 10 am to 2 pm at the following locations: In O’Brien County, at Sanborn City Hall; in Osceola County, at the Sibley Parking Lot in front of Dollar General; in Lyon County, at the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office in Rock Rapids; in Sioux County, at the Hawarden Police Department. Buntsma says that meds may be dropped off at any of these locations, with no questions asked, and you may remain anonymous.
In addition, drop boxes are available at the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office in Rock Rapids, and the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office in Sibley every day.