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National Take Back Initiative / All Post 10 Counties

Date of News Release: 09/08/2010

(Harlan, Ky.) -- On September 25, 2010, the Kentucky State Police Post 10, Harlan will coordinate a collaborative effort with the DEA focused on removing potentially dangerous controlled substances from our nation's medicine cabinets. A national take-back day will provide a unified opportunity for the public to surrender expired, unwanted, or unused pharmaceutical controlled substances and other medications to law enforcement officers for destruction. This one-day effort will bring national focus to the issue of pharmaceutical controlled substance abuse. The program provides an opportunity for law enforcement, prevention, treatment, and the business community to collaborate and establish a safe collection site for all Americans, regardless of where they reside.

The Kentucky State Police will be collecting controlled, non-controlled, and over the counter substances from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at the Kentucky State Police post in Harlan. This program is anonymous and no questions or requests for identification will be made. 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. No effort will be made by Kentucky State Police to count, inventory, or log medications.

The Kentucky State Police will not accept intra-venous solutions, injectibles, and syringes due to potential hazard posed by blood-borne pathogens.

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