St. Louis County Police to participate in prescription drug take-back

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ST. LOUIS COUNTY (KTVI) – On Saturday, April 26, 2013, from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM, the St. Louis County Police Department participate in a nationwide event with the Drug Enforcement Administration to take prescription drugs off the streets, and out of the hands of abuser and, potential abusers.

The take-back program is a nationwide event that many law enforcement agencies partake in to keep prescription drugs out of abusers hands, while enhance the quality of the nation’s water supply by keeping prescription drugs out of water systems.

Drop-off sites around the county will be collecting potentially dangerous, expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs that will be turned over to the DEA for proper disposal.

The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked. Just deposit the unwanted drugs and leave.

The St. Louis County Police Department will be conducting collections at four sites:

  • North County Recreation Complex, 2577 Redman Road, 63136
  • Mehlville Substation, 3229 Lemay Ferry Road
  • City of Fenton Precinct, 625 New Smizer Mill Road
  • City of Wildwood Municipal Bldg., 16860 Main St., Wildwood Town Center

For more information on the program, head to: www.dea.gov

6 comments

  • Rick

    lol with cop cars waiting to pull you over before you get there to charge you with any pills not in your name. Felony case

  • Donna

    I don’t know about everyone else but I’m taking the labels off of the bottles. Rick, I really don’t think this is to frame innocent people for a felony. If you are a druggie why would you be anywhere near there? I only have old stuff because I didn’t know how to dispose of it in the first place. The timing of this is great for me. My mom just passed and I didn’t know what to do with her prespricptions. This is a really good service.

  • JustWayne Blue

    Well I don’t belieave there doing it to catch anyone i beleave go in without labels i think they would be asking where did get them are from. I think one of the best ways to handle this would have a Drop Box..I think it would give people a piece of mind that they wouldn’t be bothered over it,Its a great idea, But things can be handle little diff keep people from being worryed about going jail over something they was ask to do..JUST A PIECE OF MY MIND..

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