The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, in conjunction with the Douglas County Partnership of Community Resources, is conducting a Prescription Drug Roundup on Saturday
The event is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at five locations throughout Douglas County.
The purpose of the event is to get unused or unwanted prescription medications out of home medicine cabinets where they can be stolen and abused.
“Proper disposal of medications protects, teens, children, pets and the environment,” officials said.
In addition to people pills, the event is also accepting over-the-counter and pet medications.
Organizers ask that participants leave the pills in the original containers and mark out the names appearing on the bottle.
Anyone unable to attend Saturday’s roundup may drop off medications at the Judicial & Law Enforcement Building collection box in Minden or the sheriff’s substation in Stateline 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Residents can also dispose of medications by crushing them in a sealable plastic bag, adding kitty litter or coffee, and then throw it away.