Boone County holds third Prescription Drug Takeback day

Monday, May 2, 2011 | 5:59 p.m. CDT

COLUMBIA — Mid-Missouri residents turned in about 64,245 prescription tablets and medications on Saturday during the third annual Prescription Drug Take Back day.

The Boone County Sheriff's Department and the Youth Community Coalition sponsored the event in conjunction with the National Take Back day, according to a news release from the Boone County Sheriff's Department. Collection sites were set up in Ashland, Hallsville, Sturgeon, Centralia and four locations in Columbia — Rock Bridge and Hickman high schools, the MU Student Center and the Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans' Hospital. The collection was from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

This year's collected medication exceeded previous collections by more than 20,000 tablets, the release stated. The collection of steroids, opiods, pain control, psychiatric and other medications weighed about 174 pounds. All medications were turned over to the DEA for proper disposal. 



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