The New Hampton Police Department and the Chickasaw County Sheriff’s Office are co-hosting a DEA National Prescription Drug Takeback event this Saturday.
Police Officer Chad McGee says drop offs of unwanted and/or no-longer-used prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications and vitamins will be accepted from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Chickasaw County Community Services Building in New Hampton.
McGee advised disposing of those items properly rather than throwing them away.
McGee says officials are most concerned with keeping prescription drugs out of the hands of teenagers.
McGee says he will be joined by Sheriff’s Deputy Adam Hansen, who is also on the Northeast Iowa Drug Task Force.