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April 22, 2019

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Contact: Undersheriff Phil Blume • 785.251.2202

Drug Take Back Day

Program continues to be hosted at two sites

Saturday, April 27th 10am-2pm

In partnership with the DEA, Kansas Attorney General’s Office, Soldier Township Fire Department, and the Mission Fire Department, the Shawnee County Sheriff’s Office will offer two drop off locations for unused, unneeded, or expired prescription medications. Due to the program’s popularity, the Sheriff’s Office expanded the program in recent years to include an additional drop off location. The Soldier Township Fire Department, located at 600 NW 46th St., will host a location. In addition, the Mission Fire Department, 3101 SW Urish Rd, will host a drop off site. The drop off sites will be open from 10am – 2pm.

This will be an opportunity for members of the public to bring in any unused, unwanted or expired prescription drugs for safe disposal, with no questions asked and at no cost to them.

Unused or expired prescription medications are a public safety issue, leading to accidental poisoning, overdose, and abuse. 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, individuals are encouraged to remove any identifying information from the prescription label. Tablets, capsules, and all other solid dosage forms will be collected. Intravenous solutions, injectables, and syringes will not be accepted.

After the drugs are collected, they will be turned over to the DEA for disposal.

This service is free and anonymous.

Let’s make Topeka the Safest Capital City in America.

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