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Posted on: October 24, 2022

[ARCHIVED] 23rd National DEA Prescription Drug Take Back October 29th


City of Carbondale, Illinois

 October 24, 2022





The Drug Enforcement Administration announces its 23rd Prescription Drug Take Back Day is scheduled for October 29th The public can drop off potentially dangerous prescription medications at the lobby of the Carbondale Police Department (501 South Washington Street, Carbondale) Saturday, October 29th from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. 

 Accepted – Tablets, Capsules, Patches and other solid forms of prescription drugs.

 Not Accepted – Liquids (including intravenous solutions), syringes and other sharps and illegal drugs.

 DEA will continue to accept vaping devices and cartridges at its drop off locations provided lithium batteries are removed. 

 Helping people dispose of potentially harmful prescription drugs is just one way DEA and the City of Carbondale Police Department are working to reduce addiction and stem overdose deaths.   Learn more about the event at, or by calling 800-882-9539.

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