Local agencies to host drug take back day

FILE - This Feb. 19, 2013, file photo, shows OxyContin pills arranged for a photo at a pharmacy in Montpelier, Vt. Two-thirds of the respondents in a Yahoo/Marist poll released Monday, April 17, 2017, said opioid drugs such as Vicodin or OxyContin are "riskier" to use than pot, even when the pain pills are prescribed by a doctor. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot, File)

TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – Drug collection! That’s the name of the game all across Northeast Kansas.

Law enforcement agencies will be hosting Drug Take Back Day, an annual event that saw 16 tons of unwanted prescription drugs collected in 2016.

The Shawnee County Sheriff’s Office reported Saturday that they had collected 196 lbs of medications from people.

If you opt to clean out your medicine cabinet, you’ll find collection bins at the following locations:

Junction City:

JUNCTION CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT
LOBBY AREA

Wamego:

GENE’S HEARTLAND FOODS
WAMEGO POLICE

Alma:

WABAUNSEE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
4TH FLOOR, WABAUNSEE COUNTY COURTHOUSE

Abilene:

ABILENE COMMUNITY CENTER

Topeka:

SOLDIER TOWNSHIP FIRE DEPARTMENT

TOPEKA POLICE DEPT.
LAW ENFORCEMENT CENTER

PREVENTION AND RECOVERY SERVICES/SAFE STREETS
WESTSIDE COMMUNITY POLICE OFFICE

DEER CREEK RECREATION CENTER
EASTSIDE COMMUNITY POLICE OFFICE

SHAWNEE HEIGHTS FIRE DEPARTMENT

Emporia:

LION COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT

Marysville:

MARSHALL COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT

Clay Center:

CLAY COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT

Maple Hill:

MAPLE HILL CITY HALL

Holton:

JACKSON COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

 

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