Got Prescription Drugs? Law Enforcement, Health Officials Will Take Them

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - The Topeka Police Department wants to help people safely dispose of those unused prescription drugs that might be around the house.

TPD is among organizations hosting a collection site for National Drug Take Back Day. The public is invited to drop off any unused or unwanted prescription drugs from 10 am to 2 pm Saturday at the Law Enforcement Center, 320 S. Kansas Ave.

The Kansas Attorney General's office says dozens of sites around the state are taking part.

“Accidental or intentional misuse of prescription drugs can be prevented through safe storage and disposal,” Attorney General Derek Schmidt said. “I encourage all Kansans to take advantage of the opportunity to safely dispose of medications that are no longer needed by visiting their local drop-off sites this Saturday.”

The Drug Enforcement Administration partners with local and state law enforcement agencies for the event. Since the program began in 2010, Kansans have turned in more than 12 tons of medications. The drugs will be disposed of according to federal and state environmental guidelines.

The Soldier Township Fire Department, Silver Lake City Hall and Lyon County Health Department are among other locations. The full list of collection sites in Kansas can be found by visiting ag.ks.gov and clicking the "Got Drugs?" banner.


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