Saturday is National Prescription Drug Takeback Day in Cody
Written by Andrew-Rossi on April 29, 2022
The Cody Police Department sends out a reminder to all Park County residents that Saturday, April 30, is National Prescription Drug Takeback Day.
The lobby of the Park County Law Enforcement Center is the location for Saturday’s National Prescription Drug Takeback Day.
Last fall, Americans turned in nearly 469 tons (more than 937,000 lbs.) of prescription drugs at nearly 6,300 sites operated by the DEA and almost 5,000 of its state and local law enforcement partners. Overall, in its 17 previous Take Back events, the DEA and its partners have taken in more than 11.8 million lbs.—approximately 5,900 tons—of pills.
From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the lobby of the Park County Law Enforcement Center will be open and “taking back” unused or unknown pills and prescriptions.
However, only unused over the counter and prescription medications are being taken. Several other types of drugs and drug-associated objects are not being accepted on Saturday.
- Needles & Sharps
- Mercury (thermometers)
- Oxygen containers
- Chemotherapy/Radioactive substances
- Pressurized canisters
- Illicit Drugs
Drug drop-offs at the Park County Law Enforcement Center are quick and anonymous. No questions asked.
National Prescription Drug Takeback Day is a collaboration of several local, state, and national agencies. These include the State of Wyoming, the Wyoming Department of Health, the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation, the Wyoming Association of Sheriffs and Chiefs of Police, the Cody Police Department, and the Park County Sheriff’s Office.