The Verona Police Department will Host a Prescription Drug and Medication Drop-Off Event on May 16
The Verona Police Department will be partnering with the Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) to host its fourth Prescription Drug Take-Back Initiative on Saturday May 16, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Verona Police Department. The Take-Back aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the public about the potential for abuse of medications. On the above date, the Verona Police Department will accept unused, unwanted, and/or expired prescription drug medication which you may find in your medicine cabinet, bedside tables, and kitchen drawers.
Unused medications in homes create a public health and safety concern, because they are highly susceptible to accidental ingestion, diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high - more Americans currently abuse prescription drugs than the number of those using cocaine, hallucinogens, and heroin combined, according to the most recent National Survey on Drug Use and Health. The majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet.
For safety reasons, we will not accept sharps, inhalers, or anything under pressure.
This service is free and anonymous. If you have any questions please contact the Verona Police Department at (608) 845-7623.