KSP and DEA Partner for “Take Back” Drug Removal Program

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The Kentucky State Police (KSP) are partnering with the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) in a program called “Take Back,” which is intended to remove potentially dangerous controlled substances from home medicine cabinets.

Collections will take place on Saturday, October 22, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. in every Kentucky State Police post throughout the state.

This semi-annual program offers the following guidelines 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 located at the drop off location.

– All solid dosage pharmaceutical products and liquids in consumer containers will be accepted. Liquid products, such as cough syrup, should remain sealed in original containers. The depositor should ensure that the cap is tightly sealed to prevent leakage.

– Intravenous solutions, injectables 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.

The Kentucky State Police have participated in the DEA “Take Back” program since its inception in 2010 and since that time has collected nearly 10,000 pounds of prescription medication.

For more information about the “Take Back” program, contact The Kentucky State Police at 502-782-1780, or visit the DEA website by clicking here.

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