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Prescription Drug Takeback Day October 22

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Much attention has been made about the growing opioid and heroin addiction problem in the U.S.

Oneida county law enforcement agencies are joining in the semi-annual Prescription Drug Takeback Day being held October 22.

Captain Terri Hook from the Oneida County Sheriff's Department says that office and three others in Oneida county will be involved. Federal law enforcement sponsors the take back, funding local law enforcement efforts to bring in unused medications...

"....we are talking about prescription medications that have been prescribed to people that they no longer use. Also if you have vitamins or dog medications, things like that...."

Studies found more than two-thirds of people who have abused prescription painkillers got them illegally from a friend or family member. There are many items that will not be accepted, including illegal drugs and needles.

Captain Hook details where the collection points will be...

".....we have four different locations in Oneida county. The first is at the Rhinelander Police Department. We also have one at the Three Lakes Police Department, Minocqua Police Department and the Sheriff's Department will be collecting at the Oneida County Landfill...."

Presciption Drug Takeback Day is held October 22 from 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM.. A link for more information ishere or contact your local law enforcement agency.

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