The Fort Morgan Police Department is sponsoring a Free Prescription Drug Take-Back event on Saturday, April 30th between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm.
There will be two drop off locations in Fort Morgan, one at the Safeway Pharmacy and the other at Colorado Plains Medical Center.
Residents are encouraged to clean out their medicine cabinets and safely dispose of expired or unused prescription and over-the-counter drugs. Most homes have a supply of unwanted drugs that when left unchecked and be misused or abused by unauthorized individuals. This event provides an opportunity to safely and responsibly dispose of unwanted medications.
Medications will be accepted, no questions asked. Before dropping off drugs, citizens are asked to mark out any personal information on bottles or containers. Law enforcement will be on hand to receive your medications and ensure proper handling of deposited medications.
Most any pills, prescriptions, or vitamins will be accepted. Liquids and also be dropped of if they are sealed in their original containers. A few items that cannot be accepted include: syringes, needles, mercury, oxygen containers, chemotherapy/radioactive substances or pressurized canisters.
Last year, Fort Morgan’s drop off sites collected 118 pounds of unwanted drugs. At this event, we are hoping to exceed that number. Proper disposal prevents drugs from harming the environment and keeps controlled drugs out of the hands of unauthorized users.
This is a nationwide event and law enforcement agencies across the state are hosting drop-off sites including Brush, Wray, Yuma and Sedgwick County. For more information contact Officer Roger Doll at (970) 542-3948 or visit www.dea.gov to find additional locations.