Drug Take Back Day Postponed By Drug Enforcement Administration

(Beaver Dam) Drug Take Back Day has been postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak. The national event was originally scheduled to take place today by was pushed back by the Drug Enforcement Administration. Attorney General Josh Kaul is encouraging Wisconsinites to continue to fight against the opioid epidemic by safely storing medications at home or disposing of medications at available drug disposal boxes. He says if disposing of unused and unwanted medications in a drug disposal box is not currently an option, people can still help prevent the misuse of prescription drugs by keeping medications secure. During a recent appearance on WBEV’s Community Comment, Beaver Dam Police Sergeant Jeremiah Johnson says they have temporarily closed their drug take back box. Johnson says the department is trying to keep the lobby space free for essential business. While many drug disposal boxes are temporarily inaccessible because they are located in businesses or government buildings currently closed to the public, there are some still accessible. People can find a drug disposal box online at https://doseofrealitywi.gov/drug-takeback/find-a-take-back-location/. However the public should call their local police department ahead of time to double check if they are indeed open and available.