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Norfolk offering drug take-back

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NORFOLK, NE (US92) - For the sixth time in three years, authorities in Madison County Nebraska are giving residents there a chance to dispose of their expired or unwanted prescription drugs.

The free and anonymous drug take-back will be provided later this week in Norfolk.

Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to drugs.  

Recent reports also show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from the medicine cabinet of family and friends.   

And, Americans are now advised that the usual method of flushing them down to the toilet or washing them down the sink can pose potential safety and health hazards.   

These are just some of the reasons why the Madison County Sheriff and the Drug Enforcement Administration is holding the drug take-back this Saturday.   

The event will be held from 10am to 2pm at Lloyds Drug Mart on west Norfolk Avenue.

Authorities say no questions will be asked of anyone participating.

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