Doniphan City Police To Participate In Prescription Drug Take-Back Oct. 24

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Prescription drugs that are outdated or no longer being used are a hazard in the home.

On Saturday, Oct. 24, the Doniphan City Police Department in cooperation with Southeast Missouri Behavioral Health will participate in a national event offering a safe way to dispose of unwanted medications.

Itís called Drug Enforcement Administration National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. From 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Doniphan area residents may bring prescription medications to the new police station on Grand Avenue for safe disposal.

Pills and patches will be accepted. Sites cannot accept liquids, needles or sharps. The service is free and anonymous with no questions asked.

As an incentive, Southeast Behavioral Health will be providing give-aways while supplies last.

All drugs collected will be weighed before being turned over to a Drug Enforcement Administration agent.

Each year more than 6.3 million pounds of prescription drugs are collected in the U.S.

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