Carver County Sheriff Jim Olson is proud to annouce that his office is participating in the National Take Back Initiative Program on Saturday, April 27.
This will be the fourth time that the Sheriff’s Office has participated in this event.
The Take Back Initiative is a program sponsored by the US Department of Justice and Drug Enforcement Administration. According to Olson, “prescription medicines are quickly becoming one of the most common drugs that are abused. The question of what to do with unwanted prescriptions and medicines has become a concern of our citizens and community along with a crime prevention issue. In response to this, we sponsor two medicine take back dates during the year. Carver County and the City of Chanhassen have also installed two permanent collection boxes.”
Carver County residents will be able to dispose of their medications at any of the five locations on Saturday, April 27. This event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be no questions asked. The boxes will be sealed, weighed and transported for destruction by the Sheriff’s Office staff.
• Carver City Hall-316 Broadway Ave., Carver
• Hamburg City Hall-181 Broadway Ave., Hamburg
• Mayer City Hall-413 Blue Jay Ave., Mayer
• Residents can also dispose of their medications at the two permanent sites located at Chanhassen City Hall and the Carver County Sheriff’s Office.
This program is a partnership between DEA, US Office of Justice, Carver County Public Health, Carver County Office of Aging, Carver County Attorney’s Office, TRIAD, the city of Hamburg, the city of Carver, the city of Mayer, Carver County Sheriff’s Office Reserve Unit, and the Carver County Sheriff’s Office, all working together to keep our community safe.
For more information, visit www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/drug_disposal/takeback/index.html.