The Grant County Sheriff's Office has partnered with the Aging, Disability and Resource Center to offer a drug take back day during Elderfest, being held on October 26th from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Youth & Ag Building at the Grant County Fairgrounds.
If you or someone you know is coming to this event, have them bring unused medications to properly dispose of them.
Here are the guidelines:
Bring: Prescription (controlled and non-controlled) and over-the-counter medications, ointments, patches, non-aerosol sprays, inhalers, creams, vials and pet medications.
Do Not Bring: Illegal drugs, needles/sharps, aerosol cans, bio-hazardous materials (anything containing a bodily fluid or blood), mercury thermometers, personal care products (shampoo, soaps, lotions, sunscreens, etc...), household hazardous waste (paint, pesticides, oil, gas).
• Participants may dispose of solid, non-liquid medication(s) by removing the medication from its container and disposing of it directly into a disposal box or into a clear seal-able plastic bag. Plastic pill containers will not be collected. Blister packages are acceptable without the medications being removed.
• Liquids will be accepted during this initiative. However, the liquids, creams and sprays must be in their original packaging and evenly distributed within the boxes of collected solid prescription medications. Liquids without the original packaging will not be accepted.
• Illicit substances such as marijuana or methamphetamine are not a part of this initiative and should not be placed in collection containers.
• All participants must retain possession of their own medication during the surrender process. Law enforcement personnel should not handle the medications at any time.
Let's do our part and help keep unused medications from reaching the street and being abused.
Remember there are collection boxes in the following locations year round: Muscoda Village Hall, Boscobel Police Department, Fennimore Police Department, Lancaster Police Department, Platteville Police Department, and the Dickeyville Police Department.
Sheriff Nate Dreckman