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Drug Take Back date planned

Kentucky State Police and the Drug Enforcement Agency are working together to remove potentially dangerous controlled substances from home medicine cabinets.

The two will hold a Drug "Take Back" day on Saturday April 28, 2012. Collections will take place at the Richmond KSP Post, 699 Eastern By-Pass, from 10:00 a.m. through 2:00 p.m. Additional locations will be listed closer to the collection date.

Kentucky State Police says three previous "Take Back" days collected several hundred pounds of prescription medication.

The event allows people to dispose of medication in its original container or by removing the medication from its container and disposing of it directly into the disposal box. All solid dosage pharmaceutical product and liquids in consumer containers will be accepted. Liquid products, such as cough syrup, should remain sealed in their original container and the depositor should ensure that the cap is tightly sealed to prevent leakage.

Intra-venous solutions, injectibles, and syringes will not be accepted due to potential hazard posed by blood-borne pathogens. Illicit substances, such as marijuana or methamphetamine, are not a part of this initiative and should not be placed in collection containers.

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