Trooper Jonathan M. Biven
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 3, Bowling Green
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KSP to Partner with DEA for National Drug Take Back in Warren County, Kentucky
Date of News Release: 04/16/2012
(Bowling Green, Ky.) –- Kentucky State Police Post 3 Bowling Green will partner with the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) once again for the National Drug Take Back. This event will take place on Saturday, April 28, 2012 from 10:00 am through 2:00 pm at the KSP Post located at the 3119 Nashville Road in Bowling Green.
The purpose of the "take back" is to give citizens an opportunity to remove potentially dangerous controlled substances from their home medicine cabinets in an environmentally safe way.
KSP has participated in the three previous "Take Back" days collecting 1,392 lbs of prescription medication. KSP Post 3 has collected 230 lbs.
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.
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, injectibles, and syringes will not be accepted due to potential hazard posed by blood-borne pathogens.
Illicit substances such as marijuana or methamphetamine are not a part of this initiative and should not be placed in collection containers.
"This is just one of the many tools that our agency utilizes to keep drugs off of the streets. It is also a wonderful opportunity for the citizens of the Commonwealth to be proactive in not only helping the Kentucky State Police, but the environment as well," commented Trooper Jonathan Biven, Public Affairs Officer.