Wisconsin law enforcement participate in national drug take back day

NATIONAL DRUG TAKE BACK DAY IS A CHANCE FOR FAMILIES TO TACKLE THE OPIOID CRISIS HEAD-ON. IN WHITEFISH A COMER POLICE OFFICERS ARE ACCEPTING ALL UNUSED, UNWANTED MEDICATION AT THE POLICE STATION. EXPIRED PRESCRIPTIONS, OVER-THE-COUNTER MEDICATIONS, EVEN PET MEDICATIONS. THE WISCONSIN DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE AND THE DEA SAYS TODAY’S FREE EVENT IS AWAY TO EMPTY OUT MEDICINE CABINETS OF UNWANTED PAINKILLERS TO MAKE SURE THESE DRUGS STAY OUT OF THE WRONG HANDS. THEY TROUT IN THIS MORNING TO TELL US HOW IMPORTANT THIS EVENT IS FOR FAMILIES EVERYWHERE. >> IT IS A SAFE, ENVIRONMENTALLY POSITIVE WAY TO GET RID OF MEDICATIONS SO PEOPLE CAN’T TAKE THEM OUT OF YOUR MEDICINE CABINETS AND DIVERT THOSE DRUGS. >> HOW MUCH HAS BEEN COLLECTED? WHAT WE TALKING ABOUT HERE? >> THIS WILL BE OUR FIFTH COLLECTION SINCE ATTORNEY GENERAL SCHIMMEL TOOK IT OVER. WE WORK COLLABORATIVELY WITH THE DEA AND WE HAVE COLLECTED OVER 200-7000 POUNDS OF DRUGS IN THE STATE OF WISCONSIN. >> THAT IS AMAZING. WHY WAS IT IMPORTANT TO MAKE THIS DROP-OFF HERE? >> WE HAD THEM SITTING AROUND, AND WITH OUR DAUGHTER, WE DID NOT WANT TO HAVE SOMETHING SHE COULD GET INTO. >> THE DRUGS ARE TAKEN AND THEN INCINERATED. IT IS HAPPENING ALL ACROSS

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