KSP Taking Back Unwanted Prescription Drugs

National Drug Enforcement Agency ‘Take Back’ Initiative

FRANKFORT, Ky.  – KSP will partner with the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) on October 22, 2016 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. in every KSP Post area across the state.

Lt. Michael Webb, spokesperson for KSP, advised that the semi-annual 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 located at the drop off location. 
  • All solid dosage pharmaceutical products and liquids in consumer containers will be accepted.  Liquid products, such as cough syrup, should remain sealed in original containers.  The depositor should ensure that the cap is tightly sealed to prevent leakage.
  • Intravenous 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.
  • Webb advised that KSP has participated in the DEA ‘Take Back’ program since its inception in 2010 and since that time has collected nearly 10,000 pounds of prescription medication.

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

    KSP ‘TAKE BACK’ LOCATIONS listed below
    *All locations are at KSP Posts except location highlighted in yello
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    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 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
    1595 Flemingsburg Road
    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 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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