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Kirkwood Police Take Back Drugs

The department is offering an opportunity for residents to turn in unused and unwanted prescription medication.

The will host a prescription drug take back event on April 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Kirkwood Police Department. The department will accept unwanted prescription drugs at the rear of the Police Department building.

This is a national event sponsored in cooperation with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). The serice is free and anonymous and police will not ask participants questions about deposited medication.

The purpose behind the drug-take-back is to prevent pill abuse and theft by residents ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs, according to the DEA.

Last April, a similar drug-take-back brought out more than 270 visitors to the Kirkwood Police Department with the event netting more than 449 pounds of pills and liquid medications for disposal, according to the Kirkwood Police Deparment.

Find out more about the DEA's National Take Back Initiative and sobering facts about the rise of prescription drug abuse in recent years.

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