Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Results of the Drug Take-Back Day

On Saturday April 30, the Overland Park Police Department, in conjunction with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), participated in the second annual Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.

This initiative was an opportunity for everyone to safely empty out their medicine cabinets of prescription drugs no longer needed or expired. More than 5300 sites nationwide participated in the event.

In Overland Park, a total of 222 pounds of pharmaceutical medications were collected at two sites. The Prescription Drug Take-Back Day was a huge success. It educated the public on the dangers of unused and expired medications and helped to prevent children and teens from gaining access to dangerous drugs.