This Saturday is National Drug Take Back Day

The Kentucky State Police Post 15 will be participating in the DEA National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day this coming Saturday, October 26 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at Post 15 located at 1118 Jamestown Street in Columbia, just off the Cumberland Parkway. 

All citizens that wish to participate may dispose of their current or outdated unwanted medication either in its original container or by removing the medication form its container and disposing of it directly into the disposable box.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. Intravenous solutions, injectable medications, and syringes will not be accepted due to potential hazard posed by blood borne pathogens.

At the conclusion of the event, the Kentucky State Police will seal the drug disposal box in accordance with agency policy and procedure and store them until turned over to the DEA.

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