ASHLAND, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky State Police in Ashland are accepting unwanted prescription medicines as part of an initiative to prevent an increase in pill abuse and theft.
The Prescription Drug "Take-Back" day sponsored by the U.S.
Drug Enforcement Administration will be held Saturday from 10 a.m.
to 2 p.m. People can drop off expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs with no questions asked. The service is free and
Police post commander Merrell Harrison said the initiative is
needed in the area, noting that there were more drug overdoses last
year in Kentucky than traffic fatalities. He said the drug take-back effort is one way for residents and police "to work together to combat the ever growing prescription abuse problem in our region."