Elwood, NE — On Saturday, Oct. 22, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Gosper County Sheriff’s Office and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its 12th opportunity in six years to turn in potentially dangerous, expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Residents can bring pills for disposal to the Elwood Senior Center at 406 Ripley Ave. in Elwood. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.
Last April, Americans turned in 447 tons (over 893,000 pounds) of prescription drugs at almost 5,400 sites operated by the DEA and more than 4,200 of its state and local law enforcement partners. In its 11 previous Take Back events, DEA and its partners have taken in over 6.4 million pounds — about 3,200 tons — of pills.
For more information about the disposal of prescription drugs or about the Oct. 22 Take Back Day event, go to the DEA Diversion website or contact the Gosper County Sheriff’s Office at (308) 785-2420.