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KSP To Partner With DEA For Seventh National "Take Back" Initiative
Got Drugs? Turn In Your Unused Or Expired Medication For Safe Disposal During The National 'Take Back' Initiative
Date of News Release: 10/17/2013
Madisonville, KY - The Kentucky State Police will partner with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) on Saturday, October 26, 2013 in a collaborative effort to remove potentially dangerous controlled substances from home medicine cabinets. This is the seventh national DEA 'Take Back' initiative the agency has participated in. Since the program's inception in September 2010, the KSP has collected over 3,400 pounds of prescription drugs. Collection activities will take place on Saturday, October 26 from 10:00 a.m. through 2:00 p.m. at the KSP Post 2, Madisonville, located on the Western Kentucky Parkway.
KSP Commissioner Rodney Brewer encouraged citizens to take advantage of this opportunity to rid their home of expired or unwanted prescription medications.
"Prescription Drug abuse is the Nation's fastest-growing drug problem and Kentucky has been identified as a hot spot for this type of activity," said Brewer.
"The unique aspect of this initiative is that it is free and anonymous. No requests for identification will be made to anyone bringing medications in to KSP Posts," added Brewer.
The KSP advise that the program is designed to be easy to use and offered the following tips for those interested in participating:
KSP Post locations and contact numbers can be found on the agency website at http://www.kentuckystatepolice.org/post.htm.
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