Horicon PD Participating in National Drug Take-Back Day

10/11/11 – The Horicon Police Department has announced that they will be one of the agencies participating in the National Drug Take-Back Initiative at the end of the month. The effort on Saturday, October 29 is aimed at removing drugs from the streets and promoting the proper disposal of prescription medications. According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, more Americans abuse prescription drugs than the number using cocaine, hallucinogens and heroin combined. The Horicon Police Department will be collecting pharmaceuticals in the Public Safety Building. The Beaver Dam Police Department is also hosting a drug drop in their new facility but the details have not been ironed out yet. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked. Medications should be brought in their original containers with personal identification removed. Drug take-back programs are intended to reduce the amount of drugs available for theft, or accidental poisoning but are also helpful in keeping those meds out of the water supply. In April, the Drug Enforcement Agency collected 188 tons of drugs at 5361 sites operated by the DEA’s state and local law enforcement partners…that’s a 55% increase over the previous drug drop in September of 2010.