SPIRIT LAKE, Iowa — National Drug Take Back Day is Saturday, and in recognition, the Spirit Lake Police Department will be collecting unwanted/unused drugs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Spirit Lake Hy-Vee. Drop-off boxes are available year-round at Lewis Family Drug, Hy-Vee Pharmacy and at the west entrance of the Dickinson County Courthouse.

Most people who misuse prescription drugs get them from family, friends and acquaintances.

Sue Boettcher, Human Sciences Program Coordinator with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach advises people to count their pills so they always know how many they have and know when to take action if any go missing. Also, limit access to medications, placing them somewhere that only they can easily find and access. Lock medications up if possible to keep them from unintentionally getting into the wrong hands and just may save someone’s life.