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St. Peters Police Accepts Unused Drugs at Rx Event

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St. Peters Police Accepting Unused Drugs during National Rx Take Back Event on Sept. 27

If you've got old medicines that you don't need anymore, here's your prescription for safe disposal: The St. Peters Police Department is participating in the National Rx Take Back Event on Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014.

Just turn in your unneeded prescriptions and over-the-counter drugs to the St. Peters Police Department between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the St. Peters Justice Center, 1020 Grand Teton Dr., on Sept. 27.

The Justice Center is located at the corner of Grand Teton Drive and Suemandy Drive near Mid Rivers Mall.

Your medications will be accepted no questions asked. Police cannot accept any medications before or after the event, so be sure to drop off your drugs between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. The U.S. Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Agency is coordinating the National Rx Take Back Event. The St. Peters Police Department is participating in the event because unused medication is a potential source of supply for illegal use and an unacceptable risk to public health and safety. When people drop off their unused medicines during this event, they eliminate the possibility of the drugs harming someone else or getting into the wrong hands.

The service is free and anonymous. You can turn in medications that are out-of-date or medicines you no longer need or use. Intravenous solutions, injectables and needles will not be accepted. Illegal substances such as marijuana or methamphetamine are not a part of this initiative. If you're worried about anonymity, remove identifying information from prescription medicine container labels before disposal. Tightly seal the cap on any liquid product, such as cough syrup.

Learn more at www.dea.gov.