Twice a year the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) puts on a drug take back event. Linn County Sheriff’s Office has decided to participate. The event is held on Saturday October 28th, 2017 from 9am to 3pm. Linn County will be doing a mobile take back during this time. We will be traveling between 4 cities on this day to retrieve as much as we can. This is a free event for citizens to dispose of their unused/unwanted medications (including pet meds).


Below is some information on the event:

  • This program is anonymous and all efforts should be made to protect the anonymity of individuals disposing of medications.
  • Controlled, non-controlled, and over the counter substances may be collected.
  • Participants may dispose of medication in its original container or by removing the medication from its container and disposing of it directly into a disposal box.
  • All solid dosage pharmaceutical products and liquids in consumer containers may be accepted.
    * Liquid products, such as cough syrup, should remain sealed in their original container.
    * Ensure that the cap is tightly sealed to prevent leakage.


Following locations and times:


Harrisburg (9am – 10am)                   Brownsville (10:30am – 11:30am)

City Hall                                               City Hall

120 Smith St                                        255 N. Main St


Scio (12:30pm – 1:30pm)                    Mill City (2pm – 3pm)

Fire Hall                                               City Hall

38975 SW 6th Ave                                444 S. 1st Ave


Linn County Sheriff’s Office (9am-3pm)
Front Lobby – Drop Box

1115 SE Jackson Ave