Okaloosa Co. Prescription Drug Take Back Day Oct. 26

By: News Release
By: News Release

Okaloosa County, Florida – On October 26th, from nine to 1 p.m. the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its seventh opportunity in three years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs.

Bring your medications for disposal to Wal-Mart stores located in Niceville, Destin and Fort Walton Beach. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

Last April, Americans turned in 371 tons (over 742,000 pounds) of prescription drugs at over 5,800 sites operated by the DEA and its thousands of state and local law enforcement partners. In its six previous Take Back events, DEA and its partners took in over 2.8 million pounds—more than 1,400 tons—of pills.

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