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For immediate release: Alex Murphy
  DNE Public Information Officer
Investigative Operations
Iowa Department of Public Safety
Wednesday, April 27, 2011 amurphy@dps.state.ia.us
(515) 443-3014 - cell
(515) 725-6189 - office

DNE, Local Agencies to Participate in National Drug Drop-off Program

Des Moines, IOWA --- This coming Friday and Saturday, the Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement (DNE) will partner with local agencies across the state to participate in the Drug Enforcement Administration’s nationwide prescription drug take-back program.  Unused or expired prescription medications are a public safety issue.  Currently more Americans abuse prescription drugs than the number of those using cocaine, hallucinogens, and heroine combined, according to the DEA.

  • Iowans can turn in their unused, unneeded and expired prescription medications at collection sites across Iowa.  http://www.justice.gov/dea/
  • This service is free and anonymous.  No questions asked.
  • Tablets, capsules, all other solid dosage forms, and liquids in original prescription bottles will be collected. Syringes will not be accepted.
WHAT: DNE and Local Law Enforcement collect unused prescription drugs as part of a nation-wide initiative.
   
WHEN: Friday, April 29, 2011
  4:00 – 6:00 PM
   
  Saturday, April 30, 2011
  10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
   
WHERE:  Iowa Department of Public Safety Building, Capitol Complex
  215 East 7th Street
  Des Moines, Iowa 50319
   
  Find locations across the state:  http://www.justice.gov/dea/
   

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