Drug take-back day is Saturday, Sept. 29

Do you have old medicine in your home?

Want to get rid of it?

Then Johnson County Sheriff’s Office, Price Chopper and Hen House Markets have just the place for you. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 29, residents can drop off unused, unneeded or expired prescription medicine at eight locations throughout Johnson County.  These locations are part of a cooperative effort including the Sheriff’s Office and the Gardner, Roeland Park and Merriam Police Departments.

Locations are:

  • The Johnson County Courthouse located at 125 N. Cherry in Olathe;
  • The Fred Allenbrand Criminal Justice Complex Operations Center located at 27747 W. 159th St. in New Century;
  • Hen House Locations:
    • 13600 Blackbob Road, Olathe;
    • 5800 Antioch, Road, Merriam;
  • Price Chopper Locations:
    • 830 E. Main Street, Gardner;
    • 16665 W. 151st Street, Olathe;
    • 12010 Shawnee Mission Pkwy, Shawnee;
    • 4950 Roe Ave, Roeland Park.

In addition, in partnership with the Regional Prevention Center, The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office now has a permanent Prescription Drug Take Back Drop Box location at the Courthouse in Olathe.  This location is open 24 hours per day, seven days per week.

Prescription drug abuse is an epidemic in our country and we have seen many lives taken too early as a result,” Sheriff Frank Denning said. ” This program provides a safe and simple way for the community to continue the fight against prescription drug abuse.”

“We are proud to support the Johnson County Sherriff’s Office in this important initiative,” said Mike Halliwell, Director of Pharmacy for Ball’s Food Stores. “Our customers’ safety and well-being is extremely important to our Pharmacy team and we encourage our customers to take advantage of this opportunity.”

Tablets, capsules, and all other solid dosage forms will be collected at all locations.  Syringes that have had the needle removed will also be accepted.

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