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Archive for Thursday, October 20, 2011

Sheriff, police officers to sponsor drug take-back day on Oct. 29

October 20, 2011

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Douglas County Sheriff’s Office and Lawrence Police Department are participating in the national prescription drug “Take-Back Day” between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Oct. 29 at the short-term parking lot adjacent to the Douglas County Courthouse, 11th and Massachusetts streets.

Unwanted prescription drugs — including pills and liquids — will be collected and disposed of free of charge.

Illegal drugs will not be accepted.

This is third such area event, which is coordinated by the Federal Drug Enforcement Administration. At a local take-back event in April, more than 130 people disposed of 230 pounds of unwanted medications.

For more information, contact Sgt. Steve Lewis of the sheriff’s office at 832-5204.

Comments

The_Original_Bob 2 years, 6 months ago

"However, illegal drugs will not be accepted."

I laughed.

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MarcoPogo 2 years, 6 months ago

Not to be confused with National Take Prescription Drugs Day.

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Scott Morgan 2 years, 6 months ago

Does this need to be stated. 130 people maybe taking in meds for others too.

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ignatius_j_reilly 2 years, 6 months ago

"At a local take-back event in April, more than 130 people disposed of 230 pounds of unwanted medications."

Not far from an average of two pounds of medications per person. Wow.

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