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KSP Partners with DEA for 11th National “Take Back” Initiative Scheduled Saturday, April 30

KSP Partners with DEA for 11th National “Take Back” Initiative Scheduled Saturday, April 30

Bill Stephens

April 29th, 2016

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If you have unused or expired prescription medications in your home that you need to dispose of, Kentucky State Police is partnering with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) on Saturday in a collaborated effort to remove the potentially dangerous drugs from our communities during the 11th National “Take Back” Initiative.

KSP Post 16 in Henderson spokesman Trooper Corey King tells WMSK News it’s very important these drug take backs are held periodically, because so many of the prescription narcotics are falling into the wrong hands.

He says the “Take Back” Initiative could also potentially save a life.

Since the program’s inception in September 2010, KSP Posts have collected nearly 10,000 pounds of prescription drugs.

Participants may dispose of medication in its original container, or by removing the medication from its container and disposing of it directly into the disposal box. If the original container is thrown away, you should remove any identifying information from the prescription label.

Trooper King says all solid dosage pharmaceutical products and liquids in consumer containers may be accepted, such as cough syrup, which should be sealed in their original container.

He notes intra-venous solutions, injectibles and syringes will not be accepted, as well as marijuana or methamphetamine.

Collection activities will take place Saturday, April 30, from 10:00 a.m. through 2:00 p.m. at KSP Post 16 located at 8415 U.S. 41 South in Henderson, and at KSP Post 2 located on the Western Kentucky Parkway in Nortonville.

 

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