National Take Back Initiative - Saturday 10-27-2018

National Take Back Initiative Press Release



On October 27th, 2018, The Faribault County Sheriff’s Office will coordinate a collaborative effort with the DEA as well as state and local law enforcement agencies focused on removing potentially dangerous controlled substances from our nation’s medicine cabinets.  A national take-back day will provide a unified opportunity for the public to surrender expired, unwanted, or unused pharmaceutical controlled substances and other medications to law enforcement officers for destruction.  This one day effort will bring national focus to the issue of pharmaceutical controlled substance abuse.  The program provides an opportunity for law enforcement, prevention, treatment, and the business community to collaborate and establish a safe collection site for all Americans, regardless of where they reside. 

Collection Day Protocols

  • On Saturday, October 27th, 2018, from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM, The Faribault County Sheriff’s Office will host a collection site.
  • Controlled, non-controlled, and over the counter substances may be collected. No sundry items will be accepted. 
  • This program is anonymous and all efforts will be made to protect the anonymity of individuals disposing of medications.   
  • Participants may dispose of medication in its original container or by removing the medication from its container and disposing of it directly into the disposal container or as directed by state or local law enforcement.  If an original container is submitted, the individual should be encouraged to remove any identifying information from the prescription label.
  • All solid dosage pharmaceutical products in consumer containers may be accepted.  Liquid products, such as cough syrup, should remain sealed in their original container.  The depositor should ensure that the cap is tightly sealed to prevent leakage.
  • Intra-venous solutions, injectables, and syringes will not be accepted due to potential hazards posed by blood-borne pathogens.  No Sharps will be accepted.    


Prepared By: Chief Deputy Scott Adams #121

By Authority of Michael S. Gormley, FARIBAULT COUNTY SHERIFF    


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