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WESTERN KY (10/05/16) -The Kentucky State Police (KSP)will partner with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) on Saturday, October 22, 2016 in a collaborative effort to remove potentially dangerous controlled substances from our communities.

This is the 12th National Prescription Drug ‘Take Back’ day the agency has participated in.  Since the program’s inception in September 2010, KSP Posts have collected nearly 10,000 pounds of prescription drugs.

Collection activities will take place on Saturday, October 22, from 10:00 a.m. through 2:00 p.m. at the KSP Post 2, Madisonville, located on the Western Kentucky Parkway.  On this date, KSP will be collecting potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs.

The KSP advises that the program is free and anonymous, and is designed to be easy to use.  The following tips are offered for those interested in participating:

·         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 an original container is submitted, the individual should remove any identifying information from the prescription label.

·         All solid dosage pharmaceutical products and liquids in consumer containers may be accepted.  Liquid products, such as cough syrup, should remain sealed in their original container.  The depositor should ensure that the cap is tightly sealed to prevent leakage.

·         Intra-venous solutions, injectables, and syringes will not be accepted. 

·         Illicit substances such as marijuana or methamphetamine are not a part of this initiative and should not be placed in collection containers.

To find a collection site near you, go to www.dea.gov and click on the National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day icon.    

Information provided by The Kentucky State Police
Posted by J.L. Graham
KenCo News