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Free drug deactivation kits available at local pharmacies in Jefferson County

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Some pharmacies in Jefferson County will be offering ways for residents to safely get rid of their old or unused medications. 

Drug deactivation kits are available for free at participating pharmacies. Officials say using the kits not only prevent accidental poisoning but also helps prevent drug misuse and drug deaths. The kits also provide an alternative for those who need to dispose of medication quickly or can't get to a permanent medication drop-off location. 

The drug deactivation kits are available to the public for free at the following pharmacies, while supplies last:

Hometown Pharmacy, 372 E. Tyranena Rd., Lake Mills, WI

Hometown Pharmacy, 204 E. Main St., Watertown, WI

Tuttle’s Pharmacy, 102 S. Main St., Fort Atkinson, WI

Drug Store-Mueller Drugs, 132 S. Main St., Jefferson, WI

Locations for permanent medication drop boxes are: http://www.jeffersoncountywi.gov/departments/health/general_information/departments/health/medication_drop-off_sites.php

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