ONALASKA, Wis. -

If you have any prescriptions or over-the-counter medications that have expired or you're not using anymore, you can drop them off for free on Saturday, April 27 at several locations in the News 8 viewing area.

Onalaska Police D.A.R.E. Officer Leah Myers said this is a way to get medications properly disposed of with no questions asked.

"We're finding that right now about 70-percent of the people that are getting medications improperly are getting them from friends and family, and that's really an alarming statistic of how dangerous it is," Officer Myers said.

The medication drop-off event, which is being held in cooperation with the Drug Enforcement Agency, runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

La Crosse County residents can drop off the medications at the following locations:
Onalaska Police Department, 415 Main St.
Viterbo Fine Arts Parking Lot, 929 Jackson St., La Crosse
La Crosse County Household Hazardous Materials (HHM), 6500 State Road 16, La Crosse
CESA 4, 923 Garland St. SE, West Salem

Monroe County residents can drop off their expired, unused or unwanted prescription or over-the-counter medications at the following locations:
Sparta Police Department, 121 E. Oak St.
Tomah Police Department, 805 Superior Ave.
Monroe County Waste Disposal, 20448 Junco Rd., Norwalk
Scenic Bluffs Community Health Center, 238 Front St., Cashton
Scenic Bluffs Community Health Center, 200 West North St., Norwalk