It's time to clean out that medicine cabinet. The Platte county sheriff's office held a prescription drug take back today, as part of the DEA's National Take-Back Initiative that happens every September.
Residents bring in old and expired medication so it can be properly disposed of.
"Putting it in the trash you risk it being taken by someone else--theft basically from the curbside," said Sgt. Jeffrey Shanks of the Platte County Sheriff's Office. "If you're flushing it down your system you're actually putting it in the municipal water supply or in your septic system where you have to worry about it contaminating the soil."
There are a number of drug take-backs on Saturday, Sept. 26 around the metro area, including:
- Kansas City Police Dept. | Main Corps Parking Lot: 3215 Main St., Kansas City, MO. 64110
- KU Medical Center Police Department | Outside front main hospital: 3900 Cambridge, Kansas city KS, 66160
- Roeland Park Police Dept. at Price Chopper | 4950 Roe Ave., Roeland Park, KS 66205
- Fairway Police Dept. at Hen House Pharmacy | 2724 W. 53rd St., Fairway, KS
- Wyandotte County Sheriffs Office at CVS Pharmacy | 4300 Rainbow, Kansas City, KS 66103
- Raytown Police Dept. at Raytown City Hall parking lot | 10000 E 59th Street, Raytown, MO 64133
- First Call at Price Chopper | 8430 Wornall Road, Kansas City, MO 64114