TWIN FALLS, Idaho – At the end of April, the Twin Falls County Sheriff’s Office will participate in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.

The event is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 29. Deputies will be in the parking lot at the Five Points intersection at Addison Avenue and Blue Lakes Boulevard.

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It’s a chance for residents to dispose of prescription drugs in a safe and responsible way, according to the sheriff’s office. A focus of the event is also on educating the public about the hazards of the potential abuse of prescription drugs.

The sheriff’s office encourages community members to bring any expired or unused prescribed or over-the-counter medications for disposal. Medications need to be in their original containers.

This program is anonymous and no identification is required.