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National DEA Drug Take-Back Day April 27: Central Illinois collection sites

Communities across central Illinois will have an opportunity to safely dispose of unwanted medications this month. Another National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day will take place on Saturday, April 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Local police departments will anonymously collect both prescription and over-the-counter medications–including pet medications. No sharps or syringes please.

Residents can drop off their unused medications free of charge at participating Walgreens stores in:

Bourbonnais: 501 N. Convent

Champaign: 841 Bloomington Road

Charleston: 411 W. Lincoln Ave.

Danville: 400 W. Fairchild

Effingham: 1200 W. Fayette Ave.

Kankakee: 1050 N. Kennedy Dr.

Mahomet: 104 N. Lombard St.

Mattoon: 212 Logan Ave.

Monticello: 108 N. Market

Pana: 108 S. Poplar St.

Rantoul: 220 S. Century Blvd.

Taylorville: 315 N. Webster St.

Urbana: 302 E. University Avenue

This is the sixth DEA-led pharmaceutical collection day held since 2010. In that time, more than 2 million pounds of medication have been collected by law enforcement agencies and community partners nationwide.

To find a participating location near you, visit

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Posted by Laura Kammin at 10:30AM on 3/29/2013
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