For Release: 09-30-2015
Prepared By: Sgt. Dyon Harper
Police Collect Over Five Hundred Pounds of Unused Medication During National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day
Raytown, MO – Raytown Police Community Services Coordinator Marilyn Fleming reported that 542 pounds of medications, both prescription and over-the-counter, were collected during the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency’s National Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday, September 26, 2015. Officers and volunteers manned two sites where the public was invited to bring old, unused and excess medications to be disposed of safely. Officers reported a good turn-out at both collection sites at the southwest corner of 350 Hwy & Raytown Rd. and the City Hall parking lot. The collected medication was turned over to the DEA for safe destruction.
The program is an effort to protect our water supplies and reduce the likelihood for misuse of medications that people have accumulated and no longer use or need.