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Brian Chase

The Clinton Police Department wants Clinton County resident's expired, unneeded, and unused prescription drugs so they can properly destroyed.

On Friday, the Clinton Police Department announced that they are holding a drive-thru event called "Clean Out Your Medicine Cabinet" this Saturday, October 24. The event starts at 10 a.m. and lasts until 2 p.m. This event is being held at Nelson Corp Field, home of the Clinton Lumberkings, which is located at 537 Ballpark Drive in Clinton.

During the "Clean Out Your Medicine Cabinet", residents of Clinton County will be able to drive through and drop off expired, unneeded, and/or unused prescription drugs. Those planning to drop off their prescription medications need to remain in their vehicle  and should expect the process to take about 5 minutes.

Clinton Police Department and other local law enforcement is partnering with the Drug Enforcement Administration to hold these "Clean Out Your Medicine Cabinet Events" to help residents collect unused, unneeded, or expired medication and dispose of it.

The purpose of the "Clean Out Your Medicine Cabinet" event is to provide a convenient place for Clinton County residents to safely get rid of their unused, unneeded, or expired medications. The event is also meant to bring awareness about medication abuse and misuse.

The Clinton Police Department said in the release that they will not accept sharps, needles, or business waste. Clinton PD advises residents to not flush prescription medications down the drain and improper discard of prescription drugs can pollute waterways and groundwater.

 

For Clinton County residents dropping off prescription drugs this Saturday, you can leave medications in the original container. For those who can't you attend this Saturday's event, residents can also drop off medications at one of the following four drop boxes in Clinton County during normal business hours:

New Preferred Drop-off locations:

  • HyVee Pharmacy, 901 South 4th Street, Clinton
  • Scott Drug, 629 6th Avenue, DeWitt
  • Wagner Pharmacy & Integrated Health, 1726 North 2nd St, Clinton
  • Walgreens, 1905 North 2nd St, Clinton

Additional Drop-off locations:

  • Camanche Police Department, 819 South Washington Blvd., Camanche, Iowa
  • DeWitt Police Department, 606 9th Street, DeWitt, Iowa

The Clinton Police Department says that Clinton County has collected and destroyed over 10,000 pounds of medication since the start of the program back in 2008.

More details can be found in the press release below.