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Posted on: October 18, 2022

Ankeny Police taking unwanted prescription drugs Oct. 29

The Ankeny Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) want to help make homes safe by destroying all expired or unused prescription drugs and over-the-counter medications during National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. Ankeny police officers will be at the Ankeny Police Department, 411 SW Ordnance Rd., Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022 from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. to take possession of any expired or unused prescription drugs and over-the-counter medications.

Last spring, Americans turned in nearly 360 Tons of prescription drugs at nearly 5,144 sites operated by the DEA and 4,427 of its state and local law enforcement partners. DEA, along with its law enforcement partners, has now collected 7,995 Tons of expired, unused, and unwanted prescription medications since the inception of the National Prescription Drug Take Back Initiative in 2010.

The Ankeny Police Department will collect tablets, capsules, patches, and other solid forms of prescription drugs. Liquids (including intravenous solutions), syringes and other sharps, and illegal drugs will not be accepted. The DEA will continue to accept vaping devices and cartridges at its drop off locations provided lithium batteries are removed.

Helping people dispose of potentially harmful prescription drugs is just one way the DEA and Ankeny Police Department are working together to reduce addiction and stem overdose deaths.

For more information about the disposal of prescription drugs or about the Take Back Day event on Oct. 29, visit the or contact Sgt. Corey Schneden with the Ankeny Police Department at 515-289-5257 or .


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