BEATRICE – A National Drug Take-Back project held April 28th at the Gage County Sheriff’s Office, netted 172 pounds of prescription drugs.
The collection events at sheriff’s offices in Nebraska are sponsored by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency, and give people the chance to drop off old, unwanted or unused prescriptions.
Sheriff Millard Gustafson says the Gage County Sheriff’s Office also partners throughout the year with Deines Pharmacy, to offer collection of unwanted medicines. The take-back project held April 28th at the Gage County Sheriff’s Office gets monetary help and support from the Gage County MAPS Coalition.
The sheriff’s office in Beatrice also has a prescription drug drop box available in the lobby of the sheriff’s office, around the clock. You can dispose of unwanted prescription drugs with no questions asked. You can also call the sheriff’s department for assistance in removing prescriptions from a household and disposing of them.