JUNEAU — The Dodge County Sheriff’s Office will soon celebrate Red Ribbon Week, along with the US Drug Enforcement Agency. The community is invited to join in and take a visible stand against drugs by celebrating Red Ribbon Week from October 23rd through the 31st. To do this, residents should change a porch light to a red light for the week, or place red ribbons on their property to show their support for a drug-free Dodge County. The Sheriff’s office will have red banners on display during this time as well. The week serves as a reminder to talk to children and loved ones about the dangers of drug use and the impacts it can have on their lives. A drug-free pledge sheet is available online at the sheriff’s office website. Red ribbon week raises awareness of drug use and problems related to drugs facing our community and encourages parents, educators, business owners, and others within the community to promote drug-free lifestyles.
In combination with Red Ribbon Week, the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office will be hosting a drug take back event in which residents can drop off unused or expired prescription medications for proper disposal. This Drug Take Back Event will take place on Saturday October 26th. Although this is a one day only event, the sheriff’s office reminds residents that they can drop off unused and expired medications 24 hours a day 7 days a week at the Dodge County Sheriffs Office, and at various times at local police departments in and around Dodge County as well.