If you have prescription drugs that you haven't gotten around to disposing of, mark your calendar.

This Saturday, April 28th, you can properly do so with the help of the Duluth Police Department.

The Department is partnering with the Federal Drug Enforcement Administration in an effort to combat the opioid epidemic. This is something several local police departments across the country take part in.

The purpose of the "take back day" is to teach the community about the importance of getting rid of old and unused medications properly and to help bring awareness to the risks of drug abuse, especially with the tragic opioid epidemic spreading across the country. These efforts are a small but crucial step in curbing this abuse.

According to the Duluth Police Department's Facebook page, nearly 10 million pounds of prescription drugs have been properly disposed of since the event first started nationwide.

Event details:
Who: The Duluth Police Department
What: Collection of unused and expired prescription drugs
Where: Public Safety Building located at 2030 N. Arlington Avenue in Duluth
When: Saturday, April 28th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Why: To help safely dispose of prescription drugs and do a small part in curbing the opioid epidemic.

The Cloquet Police Department is also taking part.

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