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Take Back Drug Day

On April 27nd, 2024, the Dubuque Drug Task Force, in conjunction with the Asbury Police Department participated in a nationwide effort sponsored by the DEA to collect old and unused prescription medications. Items collected included prescription medication, non-prescription medication, vitamins, herbals, supplements, syringes, and other items.

The total weight of prescription and non-prescription medication collected during the event was 222.30 pounds. The total weight of sharps collected was 134.6 pounds.

In addition, between November of 2023 and April of 2024 a total weight of 300.21 pounds of prescription medication and an additional 24.51 pounds of non-prescription medication was collected at the drop box at the Dubuque Law Enforcement Center.

The items collected will be incinerated at a later date.

A reminder to anyone who may have missed this event, the Dubuque County Sheriff’s Office has a Prescription Drop Box located in the front lobby of the Dubuque Law Enforcement Center located at 770 Iowa St., Dubuque, Ia.

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