Drug Take Back event at Riverwood

Too often, unused prescription painkillers and other drugs find their way into the wrong hands. That’s dangerous and often tragic.

For anyone who has unused prescription drugs, there’s an opportunity for safe and anonymous disposal.

In coordination with the Drug Enforcement Association (DEA) National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, the Aitkin Police Department will be collecting unused, unneeded or expired prescription drugs at Riverwood Healthcare Center on Sat., Oct. 27, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. An Aitkin police officer will staff a table with a collection container in the main lobby.

The DEA’s Take Back Day events provide an opportunity for Americans to prevent drug addiction and overdose deaths.

Another option for drug disposal year round is the Aitkin County Sheriff’s Department at118 3rd Ave NW, Aitkin. Drop off is 24/7 on the west side entrance of the courthouse. Find other drop-off sites around Minnesota at https://doseofreality.mn.gov/drug-takeback