Appanoose County To Host Drug Take Back Event

By Kyle Smith, April 15, 2019

Residents of Appanoose County will have an opportunity to dispose of unneeded and expired prescription drugs in April.

With the cooperation of the United States Drug Enforcement Administration and the Appanoose County Sheriff’s Department, people can dispose of unwanted, unneeded, and expired prescription medications to help prevent pill abuse and theft.  The event will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 27th. Bring the medications to the Sheriff’s Office at 1125 W. Van Buren St. in Centerville for disposal.  The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.  Residents are advised that the site is not equipped to accept liquids or sharps, only pills and patches.

Last fall Americans turned in 460 tons of prescription drugs at more than 5,800 sites operated by the DEA, and almost 4,800 sites operated by state and local law enforcement. Overall, in the 16 previous Take Back events since 2010, more than 5,500 tons of pills have been returned.  The events provide a valuable public service in helping to reduce pill abuse and theft in our communities.

For more information, contact the Appanoose County Sheriff at (641) 437-7100 or visit


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