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KSP to partner with DEA for National Drug Take Back

Date of News Release: 03/29/2012

(Richmond, KY) -- Kentucky State Police (KSP) will partner with the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) on Saturday April 28, 2012 in a collaborative effort to remove potentially dangerous controlled substances from home medicine cabinets. Collections will take place at the Richmond Post, 699 Eastern By-Pass; the Stanford Police Department, 401 East Main Street; and the Beattyville Police Department, 61 River Drive all locations will be open from 10:00 a.m. through 2:00 p.m.

KSP has participated in the three previous 'Take Back' days collecting 1,397 pounds of prescription medication.

  • 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 product 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.

"We believe in keeping drugs off the streets of Kentucky" commented Captain Lisa Rudzinski, Richmond Post Commander "If any citizen wants to dispose of unwanted or unneeded prescription medicine this is a great opportunity."

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