Dodge County Authorities Participating In Prescription Drug Take Back Day

(JuneauLocal law enforcement is working with a statewide program to get drugs off the streets. A number of Dodge County agencies will be participating in ‘Prescription Drug Take Back Day,’ happening on October 23rd. Residents are encouraged to bring any unwanted, unneeded, and expired medications to their local law enforcement agency for proper disposal. The goal is to keep the medications from getting into the wrong hands, as officers say abusing prescription drugs can lead to more serious addictions. All solid, non-liquid medications should be taken out of their original container and placed in a clear, sealable, plastic bag for disposal. Blister packs are accepted while liquids, creams, and sprays must be in their original packaging. Illegal drugs, needles and sharps, and bio-hazardous materials are among the items not accepted. There is no cost for residents to dispose of the drugs which can be dropped off at the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office in Juneau between 10am and 2pm on the 23rd. Other agencies participating include police departments in Beaver Dam, Columbus, Juneau, Lomira, Mayville, Watertown, and Waupun. Sheriff Dale Schmidt says while they are focusing on safe disposal of medications, he reminds the public that the department’s drug drop box is open 24/7, year round.