The Delta Police Department will be participating in the 13th National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, April 29, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Delta Police Department, 215 W. 5th Street. This is the only time dropoffs will be accepted.
There are a few items that will not be accepted, such as needles and sharps, mercury (thermometers), oxygen containers, chemotherapy/radioactive substances, any kind of pressurized canisters and illicit drugs. All other prescription and non-prescription medications are acceptable. Make sure the lid is tightly secured on all liquid substances. This is an anonymous program so remove personal information from any labels. Go to www.dea.gov for additional information or to find other dropoff locations across the nation.
Two accidents involving school property are proving costly for Delta County Joint School District, district business manager Jim Ventrello reported last week. Both incidents involved uninsured drivers, forcing the school district to file claims with its insurance provider and pay deductibles of $10,000.