Trooper Jonathan Biven
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 3, Bowling Green
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KSP Post 3 Bowling Green Collects 72 Pounds of Prescription Drugs During Second National "Take Back" Initiative
Date of News Release: 05/02/2011
(Bowling Green, Ky.) -- On Saturday April 30, 2011, the Kentucky State Police, Post 3 Bowling Green, participated in the second National "Take Back" Initiative. Post 3 netted 72 pounds of prescription and over the counter drugs from those who wished to discard unwanted medications.
Kentucky State Police netted 309 pounds of Prescription Drugs throughout the sixteen post locations around the state.
KSP Commissioner, Rodney Brewer was pleased with the citizen turn out at post locations across the state.
"The volume of prescription drugs that were dropped off during a four-hour period is an indication that the citizens of Kentucky want to do their part to limit drug abuse in the Commonwealth," said Brewer.
"Prescription drugs containing controlled substances are being misused and abused at alarming rates, leading to accidental poisoning, overdose and addiction, making them a public safety issues," added Brewer.
Brewer advised many people don't know how to dispose of prescription drugs properly and this program is a way for them to clean out their medicine cabinets.
"In many cases, prescription drugs remain in home medicine cabinets long after therapy has been completed, thus making these drugs easily accessible to others who would misuse or abuse them."
During the Fall 2010 'Take Back' Initiative Post 3 Bowling Green netted 69 pounds at our location.
Kentucky State Police Post 3 area includes, Allen, Barren, Butler, Edmonson, Hart, Logan, Simpson, and Warren counties.