Drug pick-up in Lime Springs, Howard County on Saturday

In an effort to help prevent and reduce the risk of drug abuse in Howard County, the Sheriff’s Department will again be hosting a Prescription Drug Drop-Off Saturday morning, April 27 around the county.

• Riceville Fire Station, 106 Walnut Street, from 10:00 a.m. until noon

• Lime Springs City Hall, 201 Center Street, from 10:00-10:20 a.m.

• Chester City Hall, 302 Main Street, from 10:45-11:00 a.m.

• Elma Fire Station, 107 Orchard Street, from 11:00-11:20 a.m.

• Protivin Fire Station, 132 Larson Avenue, from 10:00-10:20 a.m.

“It’s a national program to get prescription drugs not being used in households off the streets,” Sheriff Mike Miner explained. “We’ve been doing this about four years. Last year, we collected 32 pounds of outdated drugs from around the county and 47 pounds from Cresco.”

Besides Riceville, people will be able to drop off their drugs at the following locations around the county:

Partners in the drop-off are the Northeast Iowa Drug Task Force, Helping Services for Northeast Iowa and the Howard County Substance Abuse Coalition.

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