April 24 Is Drug Take Back Day in Warrensburg
According to the Drug Enforcement Agency 9.7 million people misused prescription pain pills, 4.9 million people misused prescription stimulants, and 5.9 million people misused prescription tranquilizers or sedatives in 2019.
Where was the most common place people got these drugs? From family and friends. And according to the DEA these drugs came from the home medicine cabinet. If that's not a reason to get rid of old and unused prescription pills, I don't know what is.
According to the Drug Enforcement Agency,
Too often, unused prescription drugs find their way into the wrong hands. That's dangerous and often tragic. That's why it was great to see thousands of folks from across the country clean out their medicine cabinets and turn in - safely and anonymously - a record amount of prescription drugs.
The Johnson County Sheriff's Office will be at the Warrensburg Walgreens between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. and the Warrensburg Police Department will be at the Bi-Lo Coutnry Mart during the same time period on Saturday April 24 for the DEA's National Drug Take Back Day collecting your unused, old, and expired medications.
Deputies will be collecting tablets, capsules, patches and other forms of sold prescription drugs. Liquids, syringes, other sharps, pressurized inhalers and illegal drugs will not be accepted.
If you can't make the Drug Take Back Day Warrensburg Police has a drug take back box in their lobby which is accessible Monday - Friday from 8:00AM -5:00PM CDT.
On the 19th National Take Back day 4,153 law enforcement agencies participated and there were 4,587 collection sites and 492.7 tons of drugs were collected.