NEIA Drug Task Force collects 830 pounds of prescription medications during Drop-Off Day event

The Northeast Iowa Drug Task Force, in its quest to make area communities a safer and drug free place, wanted to make the public aware of its latest endeavor. With the assistance of numerous volunteers, the Northeast Iowa Drug Task Force participated in the National Prescription Drop Off Day Event Saturday, April 29.

Participation in that Saturday, April 29 event yielded 830 pounds of prescription medications. The purpose of these events is to keep medications out of the hands of people who may misuse or abuse them, especially youth. Prescription drug abuse is a growing epidemic in America; it is one of the fastest growing threats to youth today.

The following agencies participated and are members of the Northeast Iowa Drug Task Force:

Allamakee County Sheriff’s Department; Calmar-Ossian Police Department; Chickasaw County Sheriff’s Department; Clayton County Sheriff’s Department; Cresco Police Department; Decorah Police Department; Elkader Police Department; Fayette County Sheriff's Department; Lansing Police Department; Howard County Sheriff’s Department; Mar-Mac Unified Police Department; Monona Police Department; New Hampton Police Department; Postville Police Department; Waukon Police Department and Winneshiek County Sheriff’s Department.