|Boone County Sheriff's Department|
|2121 County Drive||Columbia, MO 65202-9051|
Dwayne Carey, Sheriff
Fax (573) 874-8953
Incident: Prescription Drug Take Back
Location: Boone County, Missouri
Date & Time: April 26th & 27th, 2013
Case Number: n/a
The Boone County Sheriff's Department, in partnership with the Youth Community Coalition and law enforcement agencies throughout Boone County including Ashland, Columbia, Centralia, Hallsville, University of Missouri and Sturgeon Police Departments, will be conducting a Prescription Drug Take Back event at multiple locations April 26th & 27th, 2013. This event coincides with the National Drug Take Back event sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Agency.
This effort is undertaken to provide the community with appropriate disposal of their
expired, unused or unwanted prescription medications. The benefits of the Take Back event
include that these prescription medications do not fall into the hands of our youth where they
may be abused or distributed inappropriately. Further, the proper disposal of these
medications aids in protecting the environment as it is detrimental especially to ground source water if medications are flushed.
The following is a list of the collection site locations and the times they will be operational:
Friday, April 26th, 2013
Harry S. Truman VA Hospital, 800 Hospital Drive, Columbia (10:00 AM to 1:00 PM)
MU Student Center, Univ. of Missouri Columbia (10:00 AM to 2:00 PM)
Saturday, April 27th, 2013 (10:00 AM to 1:00 PM)
Ashland High School, 14520 Crump Ln, Ashland
Centralia Police Department Lobby, 114 S. Rollins, Centralia
Hallsville Intermediate School Commons, 421 E. Highway 124, Hallsville
Hickman High School, 1104 N. Providence, Columbia
Rock Bridge High School, 4303 S. Providence Rd., Columbia
Sturgeon High School, 24350 N. Fairgrounds Rd., Sturgeon
Citizens may go to any one of these locations during the times listed and drop off their unwanted medications for disposal. Please, no sharps (needles). Following the collection, all medications will be turned over to the DEA for proper disposal.
Release date & time: April 23, 2013 at 8:23 a.m.
Release authorized by: Maj. Tom Reddin