Area law enforcement agencies will assist the Drug Enforcement Administration on Saturday by collecting expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs.

The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Tablets, capsules, patches and all other solid dosage forms will be collected. Intravenous solutions, injectables and syringes will not be accepted, officials said.

The drop-off is free and anonymous, with no questions asked, officials said.

Omaha police will be sponsoring these collection sites: Walgreens, 3005 Lake St.; Walgreens, 90th Street and West Dodge Road; Kaplan University, 5425 N. 103rd St.; and Kubat Pharmacy, 3401 N St.

Council Bluffs police will oversee collections at the Walgreens at 25th and West Broadway.

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office collections will be at the Walgreens drugstore at 132nd Street and West Center Road, and the Hy-Vee Supermarket at 180th and Pacific Streets. The collection site of the Sarpy County Sheriff’s Office will be in the north parking lot of the Hy-Vee at Shadow Lake, 11650 S. 73rd St., Papillion.

Bellevue’s site will be at the Police Station at 1510 Wall St., behind the No Frills Supermarket. The Ralston police drop-off site will be at the Walgreens at 8380 Harrison St.

For a listing of other sites across the region, go to

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