(COUNCIL BLUFFS) The Council Bluffs Police Department is hosting a prescription drug take-back program on October 29th at the Walgreens at 2508 W. Broadway.
From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Council Bluffs Police Department, City of Council Bluffs, Walgreens, Green Hills AEA, Human Service Advisory Council (Youth and Families Committee), Partners for Meth Prevention, Heartland Family Service, Hospice of Southwest Iowa, Promise Partners, Mental Health and Substance Abuse Network and the Drug Enforcement Administration, will give the public another opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your medications for disposal to Walgreens. The service is free and anonymous.
Last April, Americans turned in 376,593 pounds of prescription drugs at nearly 5,400 sites operated by the DEA and more than 3,000 state and local law enforcement partners. The Council Bluffs Police Department has participated in all three of the National Take Back Day events by the DEA since 2010, which has yielded an average of 176 pounds of surrendered prescription drugs in Council Bluffs.