Poplar Bluff police to take back drugs

Poplar Bluff police to take back drugs

POPLAR BLUFF, MO (KAIT) - Citizens in Poplar Bluff will soon get the chance to dispose of unwanted drugs.

Between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday, April 30, citizens have the opportunity to rid their homes of unwanted, expired or unused prescription drugs during National Drug Take Back Day.

Needles, liquids or sharps will not be accepted.

This is the eleventh time in six years the public has the opportunity to do so.

Partnered by the Poplar Bluff Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration, the service is free and anonymous. No questions asked.

With the rates of prescription drugs alarmingly high, Americans are advised that the usual method poses both safety and health hazards.

In the previous 10 Take Back events, the DEA and their partners have taken in an overwhelming 5.5 million pounds of pills.

Last September alone, Americans turned in over 350 tons of prescription drugs at more than 5,000 sites operated by the DEA.

For more information on the April 30 Take Back event, go to the DEA Diversion website.

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