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KSP to Partner with DEA for Sixth National 'Take Back' Initiative

take back 300FRANKFORT, Ky. (4/17/13) – The Kentucky State Police will partner with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) on Saturday, April 27, 2013 in a collaborative effort to remove potentially dangerous controlled substances from home medicine cabinets.
 
This is the sixth national DEA ‘Take Back’ initiative the agency has participated in. Since the program’s inception in September 2010, the KSP has collected over 2,700 pounds of prescription drugs. Collection activities will take place on Saturday, April 27 from 10:00 a.m. through 2:00 p.m. at the KSP Post 2, Madisonville, located on the Western Kentucky Parkway.

KSP Commissioner Rodney Brewer encouraged citizens to take advantage of this opportunity to rid their home of expired or unwanted prescription medications.

“Prescription Drug abuse is the Nation’s fastest-growing drug problem and Kentucky has been identified as a hot spot for this type of activity,” said Brewer.

“The unique aspect of this initiative is that it is free and anonymous. No requests for identification will be made to anyone bringing medications in to KSP Posts,” added Brewer.

The KSP advise that the program is designed to be easy to use and offered the following tips for those interested in participating:
• 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.
• All solid dosage pharmaceutical product and liquids in consumer containers may be accepted. Liquid products, such as cough syrup, should remain sealed in their original container. The depositor should ensure that the cap is tightly sealed to prevent leakage.
• Intra-venous solutions, injectables, and syringes will not be accepted due to potential hazard posed by blood-borne pathogens.
• Illicit substances such as marijuana or methamphetamine are not a part of this initiative and should not be placed in collection containers.

KSP Post locations and contact numbers can be found on the agency website at www.kentuckystatepolice.org.
 
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