An opportunity to make your home and community a safer place is coming up this weekend with the Drug Take Back events in Uintah and Duchesne Counties. Drug Take Back events give the public an opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by giving citizens the chance to safely dispose of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Pills and patches will be accepted but the DEA cannot accept liquids, needles, or sharps. Last fall, 456 tons of prescription drugs were turned in at over 5,300 sites across the nation and in that last seven years, over 4,500 tons of pills have been safely disposed of. The importance of these events continue to increase as the issue of prescription drug abuse continues to rise in Utah. Drug Take Back events are planned for Friday, April 27th, at Al’s Food Town in Duchesne from 10am to noon and on Saturday, April 28th, at Davis Food & Drug in Roosevelt and Walmart in Vernal from 10am to 2pm. For more information, visit www.tricountyhealth.com.