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DEA DRUG TAKE-BACK DAY – October 22, 2016

Posted at July 28, 2016 | By : | Categories : Blog | Comments Off on DEA DRUG TAKE-BACK DAY – October 22, 2016

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has announced its second 2016 date for the National Drug Take-Back Initiative.  Participating law enforcement agencies will be collecting unwanted medications for disposal on Saturday, October 22 from 10am – 2pm.   During the spring 2016 event, nationwide over 5,400 collection sites took in about 447 tons — or 893,498 pounds — of leftover medications., including 24 tons in Illinois (4th most overall).  Government agencies promote take-back as one of the best strategies for reducing the health and environmental impacts of unwanted drugs.

For law enforcement agencies that wish to host a collection site please call the POC in our area (listed below)

Illinois (Northern half) GS James Portner 312-582-6983

For more information please go to the DEA Website:


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