Adams County Sheriff’s Office to take back unwanted prescription drugs

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FRIENDSHIP, Wis. — The Adams County Sheriff’s Office and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration will provide the public with an opportunity to dispose of unwanted pills on Saturday, Oct. 23 at 401 Adams St. in Friendship from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Adams Sheriff Brent York said in a release that this is meant to encourage the prevention of pill abuse and theft by ridding homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs.

The event will accept prescriptions, over-the-counter medications, ointments, patches, non-aerosol sprays, inhalers, creams, vials and pet medications. Liquids medications will be accepted but must be in original packaging.

The event will not accept needles, sharps, aerosol cans, bio-hazardous materials, mercury thermometers, personal care products or household hazardous wastes.