On April 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Trempealeau County Sheriff’s Office and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) 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 the sheriff’s office garage bay off of Hobson Street in Whitehall, Wis. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.
Last October, Americans turned in 377,080 pounds - 188.5 tons - of prescription drugs at over 5,300 sites operated by the DEA and nearly 4,000 state and local law enforcement partners. In its three take back events, DEA and its partners took in almost a million pounds - nearly 500 tons - of pills.