For the City Times
WISCONSIN RAPIDS — In an effort to prevent prescription drug abuse, local law enforcement agencies are participating in the Drug Enforcement Administration and Wisconsin Department of Justice prescription take-back event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on April 28 at the following locations in Wood County:
—Nekoosa Police Department: 951 Market St., Nekoosa (9 a.m. to noon).
—Pittsville Police Department: 5318 First Ave., Pittsville.
—Port Edwards Police Department: 201 Market Ave., Port Edwards (1 p.m. to 3 p.m.).
—Shopko: 1306 N. Central Ave., Marshfield.
—Town of Rome Police Department: 1156 Alpine Drive, Nekoosa.
An additional collection hosted by Grand Rapids Police Department, Wisconsin Rapids Police Department, and Wood County Sheriff’s Department will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on April 20 at Copps Food Center: 900 E. Riverview Expy., Wisconsin Rapids.
Prescription (controlled and non-controlled) and over-the-counter medications, creams, liquids (must be in the original packaging), nonaerosol sprays, inhalers, ointments, patches, pet medications, vials, and needles and sharps (accepted at Marshfield locations only).
Do not bring
Aerosol cans, bio-hazardous materials (anything containing a bodily fluid or blood), household hazardous waste (such as paint, pesticides, oil, or gas), illegal drugs, mercury thermometers, oxygen tanks or nebulizers, personal care products (such as shampoo, soaps, lotions, sunscreens, etc.), or radioactive cancer medications.
Those who cannot attend these take-back days can drop off unwanted medications at a Wood County law enforcement agency or at a Marshfield Clinic pharmacy. For more information and a listing of additional take-back sites throughout Wisconsin, visit doseofrealitywi.gov/drug-takeback/find-a-take-back-location. For other questions, contact the Wood County Health Department at 715-421-8911.