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Safely Dispose Unused Prescription Drugs for Free at National Rx Take Back Event on October 24

September 23, 2020

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Do you have any expired or unneeded prescription medications in your home? You can safely dispose of them free of charge, no questions asked, at the National Rx Take Back Event.

 

The event is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020, at the St. Peters Justice Center. The Justice Center is located at 1020 Grand Teton Drive, at the corner of Suemandy Drive near Mid Rivers Mall.

 

Police cannot accept any medications before or after the event, so make sure to drop off your prescription drugs between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

 

All prescription medications will be accepted with no questions asked. To remain anonymous, remove identifying information from container labels before disposal. Tightly seal caps on liquid products, such as cough syrup.

 

The program is only for prescription drugs; no over-the-counter medications will be accepted. Intravenous solutions, injectables and needles, and illegal substances such as marijuana or methamphetamine are not part of this program.

 

This free event is open to the public and sponsored by the St. Peters Police Department and the U.S. Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Agency. The St. Peters Police Department participates in this event because unused prescription medications are a risk to public health and safety, and are a potential source of illegal use. Safely disposing unused medications eliminates the possibility of the drugs falling into the wrong hands and causing harm.

 

Learn more at www.dea.gov. For more information on this event, contact Officer Melissa Doss at 636-278-2244, ext. 3550, or mdoss@stpetersmo.net