Nebraska (KCAU) – The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is holding a drug take-back day event at the end of April.

The DEA holds a National Prescription Take-Back Day twice a year, and it’s an event devoted to stopping overdoses.

During the event on April 30, the public is invited to get rid of expired, unused, unwanted medicine, so people don’t use medicine that isn’t prescribed to them.

The Siouxland locations accepting drugs on April 30 are shown in the list below.

  • (Sioux City) Drilling Pharmacy – Morningside Ave.
  • (Sioux City) Hy-Vee – Hamilton Blvd.
  • (Sioux City) Hy-Vee – Gordon Dr.
  • (Sioux City) Fareway – War Eagle Dr.
  • (Sioux City) Walgreens – Pierce St.
  • (Sioux City) Walmart – Singing Hills Blvd.
  • (Sioux City) Walmart – Floyd Blvd.
  • (South Sioux City) Hy-Vee – Cornhusker Drive
  • (South Sioux City) Law Enforcement Center – West 29th Street

During the last event on October 23, 2021, the DEA collected 693 pounds of medications through South Dakota drop-off locations stationed with law enforcement offices.

In Nebraska, there are locations that accept unwanted drugs all year around. Iowa also accepts drugs throughout the year.