‘Drug Take Back Day’ drop-off this Saturday in Yukon

Get rid of unused, unwanted, expired medications


Yukon residents will be able to get rid of unused, unwanted and expired medications at an upcoming event.

The Drug Enforcement Agency’s “National Drug Take Back Day” will be observed this Saturday, Oct. 28.

A drive-thru event will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in front of Belton Hearing Aid Service, 1010 Garth Brooks Blvd.

Citizens are welcome to drop off medications to keep their medicine cabinet clean.

Prescription and over-the-counter medications in original containers will be accepted. But no sharps or aerosols.

DEA’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Day reflects DEA’s commitment to Americans’ safety and health, encouraging the public to remove unneeded medications from their homes as a measure to prevent medication misuse and opioid addiction from ever starting.

This Saturday’s drop-off event is hosted by Red Rock Behavioral Health Services’ Medication Assisted Treatment program in partnership with the Yukon Police Department, Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and DEA.

Other events that day will be at Southwestern Oklahoma State University’s Weatherford campus and Elk City’s Arrowhead Center.

For more information, contact Red Rock prevention director outreach coordinator Brittani Brice at BBrice@red-rock.com