The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has scheduled the National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposal, while also educating the general public about the potential abuse of these medications.
According to the Office of Diversion Control website, this also offers an opportunity for those who missed the previous events, or who have subsequently accumulated unwanted, unused prescription drugs, to safely dispose of those medications.
State, local and tribal law enforcement partners have collected more than two million pounds (1,018 tons) of prescription medications since the event started four years ago. These medications were disposed of properly.
Communities around the area will have a designated drop off location where individuals can bring in their unwanted prescription drugs.
Collections will be accepted at the Boonville Fire Department located at at the corner of Main Street and Bingham Road. In Pilot Grove, the excess prescription drugs can be brought to the Pilot Grove City Hall located at 213 College Street. Fayette residents can bring their unwanted prescription drugs to First Christian Church located at 302 North Church Street.
"I would just urge everyone who needs to dispose of outdated or unneeded prescriptions to drop them off so they can be disposed of safely," Boonville Police Chief Bobby Welliver said.