4:08pm

Tue May 1, 2012
The Commonwealth

KSP Collects 644 Pounds of Unwanted Rx Drugs

KSP reports that the National "Take Back" Initiative netted the agency 644 pounds of prescription drugs from those who wished to discard unwanted medications. Each of the 16 KSP post locations collected the drugs from 10 a.m. through 2 p.m. on Saturday. The program, organized by the Drug Enforcement Administration, is intended to give people a safe and convenient way to part with unneeded medications. KSP Commissioner Rodney Brewer said he was pleased with the turnout at post locations across the state.

“The continued support of citizens who choose to properly dispose of unwanted prescription pills speaks volumes to the effectiveness of this program” Brewer said in a state police press release. “Once again, Kentuckians have assisted law enforcement in the removal of potentially dangerous drugs from reaching the hands of those whom they do not belong.”

The KSP drop off locations accounted for 16 of the 4,000 sites across the country that participated in the program.

Citizens who wish to report tips or suspicious drug activity can call KSP’s confidential toll-free hotline at 1-800-367-3847.