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DeKalb police to accept unneeded medications

DeKALB – DeKalb residents will have the chance April 26 to safely and anonymously dispose of prescription medications.

As part of National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, a collection site will be set up from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. outside the DeKalb Police Department, 700 W. Lincoln Highway.

The program is offered through a partnership with the federal Drug Enforcement Administration as a means to give residents a way to get rid of unwanted, expired, or unused prescription medication in their homes.

Community Relations officer Chad McNett said removing prescription pills from homes helps prevent drug abuse and improper disposal such as flushing unwanted pills down the toilet, which can contaminate water.

Liquid medication and syringes cannot be accepted.

A DeKalb police representative will assist people dropping off medications. In case of inclement weather, the drop-off point will be inside the police department’s main lobby.

For more information regarding the event, contact McNett at 815-748-8439.

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