Got Drugs? Turn In your Unused or Expired Medication for Safe Disposal during the National 'Take Back' Initiative

TODAY SATURDAY OCTOBER 26

(FRANKFORT, KY) - KSP will partner with the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) on October 26, 2013 in a collaborative effort to remove potentially dangerous controlled substances from home medicine cabinets. Collection activities will take place from 10:00 a.m. through 2:00 p.m. at eighteen locations across the state.

Sgt. Rick Saint-Blancard, spokesperson for KSP, advised that the program is designed to be easy for citizens 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 that will be located at the drop off site.

* 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, injectibles, 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.

For more information about the 'Take Back' program contact KSP at 502-782-1780 or visit the DEA website at http://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/drug_disposal/takeback/

KSP ‘TAKE BACK’ LOCATIONS

*All locations are at KSP Posts except locations highlighted in yellow

POST 1 8366 State Route 45 North Hickory, KY 42051 Phone: (270) 856-3721

POST 2 1000 Western KY Parkway Nortonville, KY 42442 Phone: (270) 676-3313

POST 3 3119 Nashville Rd Bowling Green, KY 42102 Phone: (270) 782-2010

POST 4 1055 North Mulberry Elizabethtown, KY 42701 Phone: (270) 766-5078

POST 4 (Alternative) Wal-mart Parking lot 1801 W Elizabethtown Leitchfield, KY 42754

POST 5 160 Citation Lane Campbellsburg, KY 40011 Phone: (502) 532-6363 POST 6 4265 US 25 North Dry Ridge, KY 41035 Phone: (859) 428-1212

POST 7 699 Eastern Bypass Richmond, KY 40475 Phone: (859) 623-2404

POST 8 Carl Perkins Com Center Crayton Jackson Lane Morehead, KY 40351 Phone: (606) 784-4127

POST 9 3499 North Mayo Trail Pikeville, KY 41501 Phone: (606) 433-7711

POST 10 3319 US 421 South Harlan, KY 40831 Phone: (606) 573-3131

POST 11 Laurel Co Health Dept 525 Whitley St. London, KY 40741 Phone: (606) 878-6622

POST 12 1250 Louisville Road Frankfort, KY 40601 Phone: (502) 227-2221

POST 13 100 Justice Drive Hazard, KY 41701 Phone: (606) 435-6069

POST 14 5975 State Route 60 Ashland, KY 41101 Phone: (606) 928-6421

POST 14 (Alternative) Greenup Co. Health Dept 806 Seaton Ave Greenup, KY 41144 Phone: (606) 473-9838

POST 15 1118 Jamestown St Columbia, KY 42728 Phone: (270) 384-4796

POST 16 8415 US 41 South Henderson, KY 42420 Phone: (270) 826-3312


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