Local agencies promote National Drug Take Back Day
Local agencies promote National Drug Take Back Day, April 22
April 20, 2023
Drug Take Back Day has become a staple with many organizations throughout the U.S. since its inception in September, 2010.
The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) started and continues the program to prevent increased pill abuse and theft, which can lead to illegal distribution. Law enforcement agencies in Adams, Clay, Nuckolls and Webster counties usually host local take back opportunities.
Captain Jason Haase, of the Hastings Police Department, said drug take back day events are important to decrease the chances of drug abuse, which he and other police officers see often.