Sarasota hosting drug take-back initiative

The event will be held on Oct. 22
Posted at 11:09 AM, Oct 19, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-19 11:09:49-04

Sarasota police are partnering with the Drug Enforcement Administration for a National Drug Takeback Initiative.

The event will allow the community to rid their homes of expired or unwanted prescription drugs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 22 at 2099 Adams Lane in Sarasota.

No needles or liquids can be dropped off. Just pills or patches.

Other dropoff locations include:

 2071 Ringling Boulevard (Sarasota); Sarasota County Sheriff's Office 
 2099 Adams Lane; Sarasota Police Department 
 501 College Drive; New College Police Department 
 1350 Ridgewood Avenue; Venice Police Department 
 4531 State Road 776 (Venice); Sarasota County Sheriff's Office 
 4980 City Hall Boulevard; North Port Police Department 

The service is free, and dropoff is anonymous with no questions asked.