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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 24, 2010

CONTACT
Marla Augustine, Communications and Legislative Services, (402) 471-4047 or marla.augustine@nebraska.gov

Drug Take-Back Day Sites Available in Nebraska Sept. 25

On September 25, there will be a coordinated effort involving the Drug Enforcement Agency and state and local law enforcement agencies to remove potentially dangerous controlled substances from medicine cabinets. Collection activities will take place from 10:00 a.m. through 2:00 p.m. at the sites listed below.

The National Take-Back Day provides an opportunity for the public to surrender expired, unwanted, or unused pharmaceutical controlled substances and other medications for destruction.

“These drugs can fall into the wrong hands and be a potential source of supply for illegal use,” said Scot Adams, Director of the Division of Behavioral Health at the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services. “They are an unacceptable risk to public health and safety.”

This one-day effort is intended to bring national focus to the issue of increasing pharmaceutical controlled substance abuse.

  • The program is anonymous.
  • Prescription and over the counter solid dosage medications, i.e. tablets and capsules accepted.
  • Intra-venous solutions, injectables, and needles will not be accepted.

Sites:

Alliance:  Alliance Police Department   Box Butte General Hospital
Bellevue: Bellevue Police Department      Mobile Command Post in front of Walmart
Blair:    Blair Police Department       1730 Lincoln Street
Hemingford:  Hemingford Police Department   Hemingford Fire Hall
Lincoln: Lincoln Police Department Walgreens, 40th & Old Cheney
Walgreens, 1301 “O” Street
Walgreens, 1404 Superior
Walgreens, 84th & Holdrege
Nebraska City: Nebraska City Police Dept.        Walgreens, 502 S. 11th Street
Omaha: Omaha Police Department OPD Northwest Precinct
10245 Wiesman Drive
Pawnee City: Pawnee County Sheriff   Pawnee County Court House

On Sunday, September 26, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office will take back drugs at Center Mall, 42nd & Center Street, noon-2:00 p.m.

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