MILWAUKEE (WKOW) -- State officials are asking you to help curb the nationwide epidemic of prescription drug abuse.
They're asking everyone to take part in Saturday's national Prescription Drug Take Back Day.
Anyone with unwanted, expired or unused prescription drugs may drop them off this Saturday, September 29, 2012, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Take Back service is free and anonymous. Click here to find a drop-off location near you.
Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen said the drugs are easy targets for abuse because they're so readily available.
"We have a tremendous opportunity to take the number one killer amongst drugs and get it off the streets from the number one source which is people's homes," Van Hollen said at a news conference Wednesday.
In April, nearly 19 tons of prescription drugs were dropped off at collection sites in Wisconsin during another "Take Back" day.
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