‘Drug Take Back Day’ this Saturday at Kroger


WASHINGTON COURT HOUSE — The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office is encouraging the public to drop off unused prescription medication this Saturday, April 22.

As presented annually, April 22 is the National DEA Drug Take Back Day. The location where unused and unwanted medication can be dropped off from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. is the Kroger parking lot, located at 548 Clinton Ave. in Washington C.H.

The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office will have a trailer at this location.

According to www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov, “The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications.”

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection stated, “The drug overdose epidemic in the United States is considered a public health, public safety and national security threat. We can help prevent and reduce medication misuse and opioid addiction by properly disposing of any unneeded medications at home. Too often, unused prescription drugs find their way into the wrong hands, creating a dangerous and often tragic situation.”

All unused prescription drugs will be received, no questions asked.

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