County participating in drug ‘take-back’ programWoodbury residents holding on to old, expired or unwanted prescription medication have a way to dispose of it this month.
Woodbury residents holding on to old, expired or unwanted prescription medication have a way to dispose of it this month.
The Washington County Sheriff's Office, in partnership with Washington County Public Health and Environment and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will be participating Oct. 29 in a voluntary prescription drug "Take-Back" campaign. The department will be collecting potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs for destruction between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the Washington County Government Center, 14949 62nd St. N., in Stillwater. The site will be located in the main lot at the government center with drive-through access. The service is free and anonymous – no questions asked.
“This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue,” Washington County Sheriff Bill Hutton said through a news release. “Many Americans are not aware that medicines left in homes are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, theft, and abuse.
“Please take the time to look through your homes for prescription drugs to take to this event to make our community safer.”