This past Saturday, Kansas City Police partnered with the Drug Enforcement Administration and the City of Kansas City to conduct a prescription drug take-back event at five locations. To prevent abuse (and contanimation of the water supply), we encouraged all residents to bring all their unused prescription and over-the-counter drugs to the drop-off sites anonymously for disposal.
The event was very successful with a total of 569 pounds of drugs collected. Here's how it broke down by location:
East Patrol Division Station (5301 E. 27th St.): 16 pounds
Central Patrol Division Station (1200 E. Linwood): 53 pounds
Zona Rosa (8690 N. Dixson): 160 pounds
St. Matthew's Church (8001 Longview): 281 pounds
Swope Park (Meyer Blvd. & Swope Pkwy): 59 pounds.
That's 569 pounds of drugs that were turned over to the DEA for disposal. That's 569 pounds of drugs that will never make it to the streets and that have no potential to be misused or abused. Thanks so much to all of you who brought your old medications. You are making your community a better place.
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