DEA Drug Take Back Day this Saturday

This Saturday, local law enforcement will participate in the Drug Enforcement Administration’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.

According to a release, expired, unwanted, and unused prescription medication can be brought to the Beltrami County Law Enforcement Center and dropped off in a red collection box in the lobby.

Now in its tenth year, DEA has collected a total of over 12.5 million pounds (more than 6,300 tons) of prescription medications through its Take Back Day events.

On Oct. 24, approximately 6,300 collection sites manned by nearly 5,000 partner law enforcement agencies will be open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. local time.

The DEA cannot accept liquids, needles or other sharps in this collection box.


Larissa Donovan is the News Director for the stations of Paul Bunyan Broadcasting and has been, almost without interruption, since Election Day 2016. She covers events and issues in north central Minnesota, which include local government, crime, courts, education, environment and social issues. She studied communications at Bemidji State University and received her degree in 2018. Larissa, native to the great state of New York, grew up in Bemidji, and enjoys spending her spare time with her family and pet cat. She also loves Star Trek, punk rock music and the theater.


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