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SPRING CLEANING: Drug Take Back Events

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The Drug Enforcement Administration wants to help folks with their spring cleaning this weekend.

The Iowa Office of Drug Control Policy is hosting a drug take-back program in the metro to collect and safely dispose of expired or unused medications.

According to the ODCP overdose deaths in Iowa involving prescription pain relievers reached an all-time high of 62 last year. Officials believe cleaning out medicine cabinets of unused and unwanted medications is a good step in combating drug misuse and abuse.

Several drop-off locations will be open on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. check the full list of locations here.

All drugs will be accepted, no questions asked.

According to the DEA take-back events in Iowa have accounted for more than 10 tons of safely disposed medications.

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