RCPD Takes Back 83 Pounds Of Pills

By: Press Release Posted By Lindsey Rogers
By: Press Release Posted By Lindsey Rogers

RILEY COUNTY, Kan. (WIBW) -- The Riley County Police Department collected 83 pounds of unwanted or expired prescription pills, part of nearly 4,000 pounds of drug that were collected around the state of Kansas.

On Monday, November 7th, Sergeant Brad Jager with the RCPD's Special Investigative Unit released the following information:

"On Saturday, October 29, 2011 the Riley County Police Department, in cooperation with the Drug Enforcement Administration, held a drug take back day that consisted of two disposal sites in Manhattan. The goal of this event was to provide disposal sites for individuals to discard their unused or expired medications, thus reducing the chance of misuse or theft.

As a result, over 83 pounds of various drugs were collected in Manhattan. According to the DEA, approximately 3,809 pounds of drugs were collected in Kansas at various sites. This was the first year that the Riley County Police Department was involved in the event. The DEA has tentatively scheduled the next event for April 2012."


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