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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Safe Drug Disposal Drop on April 26, 2014

Turn in your unused or expired medication for safe disposal on Saturday, April 26, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the West Des Moines Police Department, 250 Mills Civic Parkway, West Des Moines, IA 50265.

Prescription drug abuse is the fastest growing drug problem in the Untied States. As a matter of public safety, properly disposing of excess drugs is everyone’s responsibility. Disposing of medications through collection programs helps to keep the environment safe from both water and ground contamination.

Medication access by our young people and other abusers have revealed that they easily obtain them through medicine cabinets of family and friends. Now citizens won’t have to wait for a special take-back day to clean out their medicine cabinets.

Citizens looking to dispose of unused or expired prescriptions and over-the-counter medications can now visit the safe and secure permanent drop-off location at the West Des Moines Police Department.