From the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Montana:

Yesterday, The U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Montana teamed up with the DEA in support of National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. The biannual event is coming up THIS SATURDAY, April 27th, 2024 from 10 AM to 2 PM at select locations across the great state of Montana.

Why Should I Give MY Prescriptions Back?

The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is an effort to rid homes of potentially dangerous, expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Having medications that linger in your home creates a higher risk of diversion, misuse, and abuse, according to the release.

The rate of prescription drug abuse in the United States is high, as are the accidental poisonings and overdoses from these drugs.

Sheriff's Offices, Police Departments, and Federal Agencies across Montana are participating in Take Back Day.

During the last Take Back day in October 2023, 4,383 law enforcement participants at 4,675 collection sites across the United States brought in a total weight of 599,897 POUNDS (300 tons) of prescription drugs.

In total, since the start of Take Back Day, the total is now at 17.9 MILLION POUNDS (8,950 tons or so) of prescription drugs collected.

How YOU Can Give Back Your Drugs

If you have drugs around the home you don't need, you can find your nearest Take Back Day location at the button below.

P.S.: No, you are not crazy. Yes, the man in the photo above has weird fingers... and is in front of a wall with jibberish on it. It was made by AI... since all I can draw are stick figures.

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