Saturday is national take-back day, and there are numerous Polk County drop-off spots.

    On Saturday, April 27, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office and the East Grand Forks Police Department will coordinate with the DEA as part of another collaborative effort 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.

    From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, the following locations will be collection sites in Polk County:

    • East Grand Forks Police Department, 520 Demers. Ave
    • Polk County Sheriff’s Office, 600 Bruce St., Crookston
    • Fosston Law Enforcement Center, 220 1st St. E.
    Controlled, non-controlled, and over the counter substances may be collected.  No "Sharps" will be accepted.

    If you have any questions contact Sgt. Michael Norland with the Polk County Sheriff’s Office 218-470-8301 or call the East Grand Forks Police Department at 218-773-1104.