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Police asking residents to clear out expired, unused medication

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IOWA CITY (KWWL) -

Iowa City Police are asking residents to clear out expired and unused medication.

With spring cleaning right around the corner, officers want residents to take a look around their home and office where prescription and over-the-counter drugs might be placed.

Once the meds have been checked to see the date of expiration, make sure they're safely and properly disposed.

Medications should not be thrown in the garbage or flushed down the toilet. Instead, they should be handled safely through a drug disposal program.

In partnership with the CVS/Pharmacy, the Iowa City Police Department has a drop-off bin in the police department's foyer where medications can be placed.

The bin is also a safe place to dispose of unfilled prescriptions, sample medications, prescription ointments and patches, vitamins, and medications for pets.

For more information, contact Crime Prevention Officer R.A. Mebus at 319-356-5273 or e-mail crime-prevention@iowa-city.org.

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