National Prescription Drug Take Back Day Set For Upcoming Weekend
The Drug Enforcement Administration is holding National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, October 24th at various sites across the country.
This is the 19th year the DEA and its partners have worked to help dispose of unwanted and unused medications. The DEA collects tablets, capsules, patches and other solid forms of medication. The administration also accepts vape pens and other e-cigarette devices.
The nationwide event aims to provide a safe and convenient way to dispose of prescription drugs, which can help limit drugs from being found or sold on the street.
Below are a few disposal locations in the Lakeland viewing area. The service is anonymous.
- Beltrami County Law Enforcement Center – 613 Minnesota Ave. NW, Bemidji
- Essentia Health Baxter Pharmacy – 13060 Isle Drive, Baxter
- Essentia Health Brainerd Pharmacy – 2024 South 6th Street, Brainerd
- Essentia Health Pequot Lakes Pharmacy – 30581 Patriot Ave, Pequot Lakes
Destiny Wiggins also contributed to this story.