Boone County News Release

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For Immediate Release

Media Contact:
Major Tom Reddin, Boone County Sheriff's Department
Phone: (573) 875-1111

Prescription Drug Take Back Event

October 17, 2016

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, Sturgeon and VA Hospital Police Departments, will be conducting a Prescription Drug Take Back event at multiple locations October 21st & 22nd, 2016. 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.

Below are two collection sites open Friday, October 21, 2016 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Harry S. Truman Va Hospital 800 Hospital Drive, Columbia, Mo.
University of Mo. Student Center 2500 MU Student Center, Columbia, Mo.

Below are six collection sites open Saturday, October 22, 2016 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Ashland Police Department 109 E. Broadway, Ashland, Mo.
Centralia Police Dept. Lobby 114 S. Rollins, Centralia, Mo.
Hallsville Police Dept. 202 Highway 124 East, Hallsville, Mo.
Hickman High School 1104 N. Providence Rd., Columbia, Mo.
Rock Bridge High School 4303 S. Providence Rd., Columbia, Mo.
Sturgeon Police Department 303 Station Drive, Sturgeon, Mo.

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.