Monday, April 29, 2013

Drug Take-Back Results Hit Record Numbers

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 eight different locations in the Overland Park area. The totals from all eight sites far exceeded anything we’ve done in the past.
This is the 4th drug “Take-Back” event we’ve hosted since October, 2011, and during that time we’ve collected 146 boxes of drugs, weighing in at 3,330 pounds.  Saturday’s total was a record and amounted to 79 boxes, or 1,817 pounds.
Here are the results from this weekend, as well as previous totals.