Scott County Taking Back Unwanted Prescription Drugs


Scott County Taking Back Unwanted Prescription Drugs         

April 27 at Walmart

On Saturday, April 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Scott County Partnership in collaboration with the Scottsburg Police Department, Scott County Sheriff’s Department, and Walmart, as well as the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, will give the public its 17th opportunity in nine years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs.

Bring your pills for disposal to Walmart beside the Garden Center, 1618 W. McClain Ave., Scottsburg, IN 47170. (Sites cannot accept liquids or needles or sharps, only pills or patches.) The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked. 

Last fall Americans turned in nearly 460 tons (more than 900,000 pounds) of prescription drugs at more than 5,800 sites operated by the DEA and almost 4,800 of its state and local law enforcement partners. Overall, in its 16 previous Take Back events, DEA and its partners have taken in almost 11 million pounds—nearly 5,500 tons—of pills.

This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s National Survey on Drug Use and Health shows year after year that the majority of misused and abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including someone else’s medication being stolen from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, Americans are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines—flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash—both pose potential safety and health hazards.

For more information about the disposal of prescription drugs or about the April 27 Take Back Day event, go to or contact LeAnn Walker at the Scott County Partnership at


CRADLE Community Bake Sale


On Wed, Mar 20, 2019 at 2:14 PM CRADLE Resource Center <> wrote:
We are having another CRADLE Community Event on Friday, April 12.  We will have Bob and Kev’s BBQ Truck from 11:00 to 1:30; a yard sale from 9 to 2; and a Bake Sale from 9 to 2.  Will you help us let our community know that we need help with the bake sale items (see attached).  We are also collecting items for the yard sale anytime between now and April 11.

Companies can pre-order meals prior to April 12 for pick up on April 12.

Michelle Korty, LCSW/LuAnne Yandow, MSW/Felicia Bridge

CRADLE Pregnancy Resource Center