Keep Prescription Drugs Out of Your Kids' Reach: Drug Take Back Day

Melissa Dotter stopped by Sunrise 7 Friday morning to talk about the 8th Annual National Prescription Drug Take Back Day set for April 26.

The Marathon County Medication Drop Box Program and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) teamed up for the Saturday, April 26, event.

People can drop off prescription drugs from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the following locations in Marathon County:

Rothschild Police Department: 211 Grand Ave, Rothschild

Kronenwetter Police Department: 1582 Kronenwetter Dr, Mosinee

Wausau Police Department: 515 Grand Ave, Wausau

Colby-Abbotsford Police Department: 112 W Spruce St, Abbotsford

The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposal, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of these medications.

For residents who cannot make it on April 26, they are invited to visit any of the five permanent medication drop box locations in Marathon County:

Rothschild and Kronenwetter Police Departments: Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Everest Metro, Wausau and Colby-Abbotsford Police Departments: Monday-Friday during business hours.

Since January 2010, the Marathon County Drop Box Program has successfully collected more than 5 tons of medications for environmentally-sound disposal.


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