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Dane County Sheriff's Office

Wisconsin Ranks #1 in Drug Take-Back

November 02, 2021
Elise Schaffer, PIO, (608) 284-6142
Sheriff's Office

Results are in for the National Drug Take-Back Day, which was held on October 23. According to the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the State of Wisconsin ranked number one in the nation!

  • #1 in the number of law enforcement agencies participating (261)

  • #1 in total collections sites (300)

  • #1 in total weight collected (57,377 lbs.)

The Dane County Sheriff’s Office is proud to participate in this event every year, alongside several other local agencies and organizations. Fifteen sites were available in Dane County alone.

The goal of Drug Take-Back Day is to provide a safe, convenient and responsible means of disposal of prescription medications and to educate the public about the potential abuse of medications. Unused or expired prescription medications in homes are a safety issue and can lead to potential accidental poisoning, misuse and overdose.

If you were unable to attend the event and have prescription medication to be disposed of, you can find the nearest med drop location at,