The Oskaloosa Police Department in conjunction with the Drug Enforcement Administration and Mahaska County Sheriff’s Office hosted the county installment of the state, and nationwide, Drug Take Back Day.
Held at the Mahaska Drug location in Oskaloosa, the Oskaloosa Police Department received a substantial amount of prescription drugs that were unwanted, expired, dangerous or deemed unsafe.
“We collected 150 pounds of prescription drugs at this event,” said Oskaloosa Police Chief Jake McGee. “This would be in addition to the 302 pounds that we collected in April of this year.”
On April 29, 2017, the state of Iowa collected 11,774 pounds on National Take Back Day and over 450 tons country wide.
The next National Drug Take Back Day will be in April of 2018.