KSP To Partner With DEA For Tenth National "Take Back" Initiative
Date of News Release: 09/14/2015
(Morehead, KY) - KSP Post 8, Morehead will partner with the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), Morehead Police Department, Morehead State University Police Department, Rowan County Sheriff's Department and Rowan UNITE on September 26, 2015 in a collaborative effort to remove potentially dangerous controlled substances from home medicine cabinets. Collection activities will take place from 10:00 a.m. through 2:00 p.m. at the Carl Perkins Center located at Crayton Jackson Lane in Morehead.
Master Trooper Joe Veeneman, spokesperson for KSP in Morehead, advised that the program is designed to be easy for citizens and offered the following tips for those interested in participating:
- 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. If an original container is submitted, the individual should remove any identifying information from the prescription label.
- 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.
For more information about the 'Take Back' program, contact KSP at 502-782-1780 or visit the DEA website at http://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/drug_disposal/takeback/