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

Prescription Drug Take Back Event

October 24, 2017 – 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 VA Hospital Police Departments, will be conducting a Prescription Drug Take Back event at multiple locations October 27 & 28, 2017. 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 to ground source water if medications are flushed.

Two collection sites are open Friday, October 27th, 2017 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 five collection sites open Saturday, October 28th, 2017 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 (north entrance)
    104 N. Providence Rd., Columbia, Mo.
  • Rock Bridge High School (north entrance)
    4303 S. Providence Rd., Columbia, 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.