Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Drug Take-Back Results from Saturday, September 29th

The Overland Park Police Department is pleased to announce another successful “Take-Back” initiative to collect unwanted or expired medications in the on-going battle against prescription drug abuse.


The latest event was held this past Saturday at four different locations in Overland Park. This is all part of a nationwide effort by the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA). In April, 276 tons of medication was turned into the 5,659 take-back sites that were available in all 50 states and U.S. territories. According to the DEA, more than 774 tons of medication has been collected from all the events.

Here are the results from the four collection sites:

Sanders Justice Center, 12400 Foster
4 boxes, 77 Lbs

Scafe City Office Building, 8500 Antioch 
5 boxes, 103 Lbs

Hen House, 6900 W 135th St
10 boxes, 197 Lbs

Price Chopper, 7000 W 75th St 
5 boxes, 88 Lbs

Total Collected: 24 boxes, 465 pounds