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KSP Post 11 joins in 7th annual National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

By: Erika Glover Email
By: Erika Glover Email

LAUREL Co., Ky. (WYMT) - Today marks the seventh annual National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.

Kentucky State Police, Post 11, in London, and community members are working together in Laurel County to curb harmful situations involving prescription drugs.

When it comes to prescription drugs Kentucky State Police Trooper Lloyd Cochran said we cannot deny the problem.

"People's homes get broken into all the time and they're medications are stolen," said Cochran.

Which is why state police, the Laurel County Health Department and the Laurel County UNITE Coalition joined forces with the Drug Enforcement Administration.

"Our goal is to obtain as much unwanted or expired medication as we can," Cochran said.

The program lasted four hours. Coordinators said they collected more than 100 pounds during a similar event in April.

This program provides a question free zone.

Anyone can dispose of their outdated or unwanted medication.

"It's really a safety measure that each citizen can take upon themselves," said Board Coordinator for the Laurel County Agency for Substance Abuse Policy Christie Shrader.

While this cannot discourage all crime, law enforcement officials said they are making a difference.

For more information regarding this event check out their website.

http://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/drug_disposal/takeback/


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