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On April 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. both the Riverside and North Riverside Police and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its eighth 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 pills for disposal to the Riverside Police Department, 31 Riverside Road, police lobby or to the North Riverside Police Department, 2359 Desplaines Ave. The DEA cannot accept liquids or needles or sharps, only pills or patches. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

Last October, Americans turned in 324 tons (over 647,000 pounds) of prescription drugs at over 114 sites operated by the DEA and its thousands of state and local law enforcement partners. When those results are combined with what was collected in its seven previous Take Back events, DEA and its partners have taken in over 3.4 million pounds-more than 1,700 tons-of pills.

For more information, contact the Riverside Police Officer Michael Panek at 708-447-2127, X272 or mpanek@riverside.il.us  or the North Riverside police at 708-447-9191.

RIVERSIDE POLICE TAKING BACK UNWANTED PRESCRIPTION