Drug take back day

The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office collected 478 pounds of extra or unwanted prescription drugs on National Drug Take Back Day.

The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office is considering its recent Drug Take Back Day a success, according to a post on its Facebook page.

The sheriff’s office set up three sites for National Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, April 27, at which it took in more than 478 pounds of “potentially dangerous medication.” Here’s how much each site collected:

  • Bloomington Walgreens: 17 boxes, totaling 139.3 pounds.
  • Minnetonka Walgreens: 13 boxes, totaling 137.45 pounds.
  • Robbinsdale Hy-Vee: 21 boxes, totaling 201.35 pounds.

The agency says drug take back days are “critical” in its opioid addiction epidemic response.

Melissa Turtinen is the community editor for Lakeshore Weekly News and Eden Prairie News. She's passionate about adding context to stories and informing people about what's going on in their community. She enjoys being outside, traveling and good beer.

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