For Immediate Release
On Saturday, April 27, 2013, from 10:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M., the St. Louis County Police Department will again partner with the Drug Enforcement Administration in a prescription drug take-back initiative. This initiative seeks to prevent unused prescription medication from becoming available for abuse and to keep unused prescription medication out of the nation's water supply. The St. Louis County Police Department will be joining the Drug Enforcement Administration in collecting potentially dangerous, expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs for destruction. The D.E.A. will dispose of the collected drugs. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked. Just deposit the unwanted drugs and leave.
The St. Louis County Police Department will be conducting collections at four sites:
- North County Recreation Complex, 2577 Redman Road, 63136
- Mehville Substation, 3229 Lemay Ferry Road.
- City of Clarkson Valley Substation, 15933 Clayton Road, 63011 and City of Fenton Precinct, 625 New Smizer Mill Road.
In addition to the St. Louis County Police Department sites listed above, visit www.dea.gov for other collection sites or information.
Working together with the DEA and a concerned public, will result in the elimination of a major source of abused prescription drugs and reduce the hazard they pose to families and communities in a safe, legal and environmentally sound way.