Kentucky State Police will be partnering with the Drug Enforcement Administration this weekend to safely dispose of potentially dangerous controlled substances from home medicine cabinets.
This is the fourth national DEA Take Back initiative State Police has participated in and troopers already believe this weekend will be another record breaking event in collecting unwanted prescription pills.
District-2 Public Affairs Officer, Trooper Stu Recke says since the program’s inception in September 2010, KSP has collected 1,397 pounds of prescription pills.
Trooper Recke says the initiative is a great way for residents to properly dispose of their medications and he says prescription drug abuse is the nation’s fastest growing drug problem and Kentucky has been identified as a hot spot for this type of activity.
Residents can drop off their unwanted prescription pills Saturday, April 28th from 10 a.m. until noon at the KSP Post-2 building located on the Western Kentucky Parkway.