MCSO and Community Partners Host Drive-Thru Drug Take-Back and Clean-Up Day

May 13, 2021

Photo by Yvonne Kemp

On Saturday, April 24, 2021, The Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office, The Milwaukee Police Department District 3, Milwaukee County Parks, Safe & Sound, and the We Care Crew invited the community to join them in cleaning up Johnson Park, 1919 W. Fond du Lac Ave., in discarding unused prescription and/or over-the-counter medications as part of the National Prescription Drug Take-Back and Park Clean-Up Day.

During the event the group took in unwanted prescription and over-the-counter pills, ointments, patches, non-aerosol sprays, inhalers, creams, vials and pet medications. There were also free giveaways and resources available for children and families. Old prescriptions and medications can be dangerous to children and teens who get a hold of them and not know how to properly use them.