Trigg County Sheriff Ray Burnam said they had about four people come in with unwanted or expired prescription medications, and at press time he hadn’t weighed it. However, he added that they are getting a grant so they can have a box at the Sheriff’s Office year-round.
In Trigg County and elsewhere, the event was held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Burnam said the service was free and anonymous and that they didn’t ask questions of anyone dropping off medications.
Last week, Governor Steve Beshear announced that the state would take part in another nationwide prescription drug take-back initiative – the goal of which, as always, is to “safely dispose of unused, unneeded or expired medications,” he said.
“Drug overdoses kill more than 1,000 Kentuckians annually, but new data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health shows a 14 percent drop in the number of adults 18 to 25 who used prescription drugs for non-medical purposes in the past month,” Kerri Richardson of the Governor’s Office said in a press release.
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