Mark your calendar for April 24th for the next Drug Take Back Day

BAKER COUNTY – Over a 12-month period ending July 1, 2020 the Center for Disease Control and Prevention recorded 83,544 Americans overdosing.  This is the most ever recorded in a 12-month period.  The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) noted that The increase in drug overdose deaths appeared to begin prior to the COVID-19 health emergency, but accelerated significantly during the first months of the pandemic.”

Do your part to keep unwanted, unused or expired drugs out of the hands of those they don’t belong too, take part in the 20th Take Back Day through the DEA.  This event yielded 11,551 pounds throughout Oregon at the 45 total collection sites during their last event which was held in October 2020.

Once again, the Baker County Sheriff’s Office in partnership with New Directions Northwest Inc., Baker County Safe Communities Coalition and Elkhorn Media Group will be hosting an event on April 24th to collect, expired, unwanted or unused prescription medications so that they can be disposed of properly. 

Look for additional information, including times and location to be announced at a later date.