Editor’s Note: This story was originally published on Omaha.com
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The Omaha Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration will offer the public an opportunity to dispose of expired and unused prescription drugs.
OPD’s northeast precinct is working with Creighton University and Walgreen by providing a drop-off site at the 30th and Lake Streets drugstore April 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will also be a drop-off site at the Westroads shopping center during OPD’s Salute to Safety Expo.
Last September, Americans turned in 244 tons of prescription drugs at more than 5,200 sites run by the DEA and its state and local law enforcement partners across the nation.
The 17th annual safety expo will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event is a free, interactive, educational and family-friendly event, offering citizens a chance to meet local first-responders.
The expo will offer tips on a variety of topics, including crime prevention, fire safety, driving, seatbelt and bicycle safety, animal safety, and water, poison and electrical safety.
The expo will also offer free child ID kits, free bike helmets and hands-on activities.
A number of emergency vehicles will be in the north parking lot at the Westroads, with a simulated rescue to take place at 2:30 p.m.
— Jay Withrow
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