The Broken Bow Police Department and the Custer County Sheriff’s Office will be participating in the DEA Drug Take-Back Program on Saturday, April 24 in Broken Bow and Ansley.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the U.S. has seen an increase in overdose deaths during the COVID-19 pandemic, with 83,544 Americans overdosing during the 12-month period ending July 1, 2020, the most ever recorded in a 12-month period. The increase in drug overdose deaths appeared to begin prior to the COVID-19 health emergency but accelerated significantly during the first months of the pandemic.
The public can drop off potentially dangerous prescription medications at collection sites which will adhere to local COVID-19 guidelines and regulations in order to maintain the safety of all participants and local law enforcement.
Prescription medications often end up in the wrong hands, including children. On Saturday, you may bring tablets, capsules, patches and other solid forms of prescription medication to the Broken Bow Police Department or Ansley Fire Hall from 10 AM to 2 PM.
Liquids, including intravenous solutions, syringes and other sharps and illegal drugs will NOT be accepted. Vaping devices and cartridges will also be accepted as long as the lithium batteries are removed. This service is free and anonymous, no questions will be asked.
Learn more about the event at deatakeback.com, or by calling 800-882-9539.