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Attorney General Marty Jackley

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, April 25, 2019
CONTACT:  Tim Bormann  (605) 773-3215

PIERRE, S.D. – Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg today reminds all South Dakotans that this Saturday, April 27, is National Drug Take Back Day.  This is an opportunity for people to safely dispose of unneeded medication at locations around the state to make sure that these drugs do not get into the wrong hands.

A regularly updated list of locations where you can dispose of unneeded drugs is available through the DEA and can be found by searching for a location nearby at

Drug Take Back Day is sponsored by the United States Drug Enforcement Administration and will allow the opportunity to dispose of unused prescriptions this Saturday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at locations across the state.  The service is free and anonymous.  The following items can be turned in:

- Prescription medicines;
- Over the counter medicines;
- Vitamins;
- Pet medicines;
- Medicated ointments and lotions;
- Inhalers;
- Liquid medicines in glass or leak-proof containers; and
- Medicine samples

Please do not bring illegal drugs, needles/sharps, acids, aerosol cans, bio-hazardous materials, personal care products, household hazardous wastes, mercury thermometers, or vape pens.

“I strongly encourage everyone in South Dakota to make sure their unused medications are properly disposed of,” said Ravnsborg.  “When you safely dispose of these medications you make a difference and help keep all South Dakotans safe by insuring that these drugs don’t wind up in the wrong hands.”