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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 24, 2010
Marla Augustine, Communications and Legislative Services, (402) 471-4047 or email@example.com
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.
||Alliance Police Department
||Box Butte General Hospital|
||Bellevue Police Department
||Mobile Command Post in front of Walmart|
||Blair Police Department
||1730 Lincoln Street|
||Hemingford Police Department
||Hemingford Fire Hall|
||Lincoln Police Department
||Walgreens, 40th & Old Cheney|
||Walgreens, 1301 “O” Street|
||Walgreens, 1404 Superior|
||Walgreens, 84th & Holdrege|
||Nebraska City Police Dept.
||Walgreens, 502 S. 11th Street|
||Omaha Police Department
||OPD Northwest Precinct|
||10245 Wiesman Drive
||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.