Drop off prescription drugs this weekend at local police stations

Drop off prescription drugs this weekend at local police stations

The St. Louis County Police Department, Sunset Hills Police Department and other local police departments will be participating in the annual National Take Back Initiative from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28.

The county department is hosting a number of drop-off points for residents to drop off unused, unwanted or found prescription drugs, including four in south county.

“Help keep your prescription drugs from falling into the wrong hands!” the Sunset Hills Police Department wrote on its Facebook page about the event.

Locations in and around south county include:

South County Precinct — 324 Sappington Barracks, 63125.
Sunset Hills Police Department — 3905 S. Lindbergh Blvd., 63217.
Green Park City Hall — 11100 Mueller Road, No. 6, 63123.
Grantwood Village City Hall — 1 Missionary Ridge, 63123.
Marlborough City Hall — 7826 Wimbledon, 63123.
Fenton Precinct (in Municipal Building) — 625 Smizer Mill Road, 63026.
Webster Groves Police Department — Webster Groves Recreation Complex, 33 E. Glendale Avenue, 63119.
Kirkwood Police Department: 131 West Madison Ave., 63122.
Arnold Police Department — Arnold City Hall, 2101 Jeffco Blvd., 63010.
Columbia Police Department — 1020 N. Main Street, Columbia, Ill., 62236.

As part of the national effort, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency, or DEA, coordinates a collaborative effort with state and local law enforcement agencies focused on removing potentially dangerous controlled substances from our nation’s medicine cabinets, according to a news release.

The national take-back day provides a unified opportunity for the public to surrender expired, unwanted, or unused pharmaceutical controlled substances and other medications to law enforcement officers for destruction and will bring national focus to the issue of pharmaceutical drug abuse. The program provides an opportunity for law enforcement, prevention, treatment and business communities to collaborate and establish a safe collection site for all Americans, regardless of where they reside.