Drug Enforcement Administration Offers Prescription Drug Takeback Program
Apr 25, 2021, 9:17 PM
LAYTON, Utah — A total of 462 pounds of unwanted medications were gathered in Layton, according to police.
The event Saturday was all in an effort to get unused prescription drugs out of Utah homes as part of National Prescription Drug Takeback Day.
That’s 462 pounds of unwanted medications we collected between our event today and our lobby drop box! We’ve turned it all over to the DEA, who will have it incinerated. Our lobby dropbox is always open to take that unused medication you don’t want falling into the wrong hands. pic.twitter.com/lvTwy41IK5
— Layton Police (@laytonpolice) April 24, 2021
At the Harmons in Kearns and many areas around the state, people drove up and dropped off their old prescriptions to uniformed Drug Enforcement Administration officers.
Police said it was important to make sure medications don’t end up in the wrong hands.
Anyone who missed the event can enter their zip code at DEAtakeback.com and find a list of local drop-off locations that are open year-round.