Drug Take-Back in Olathe Sept. 26

On Saturday Sept. 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Olathe Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public an opportunity to take their expired, unneeded, or unwanted prescription drugs to the collection site at Olathe City Hall, 100 East Santa Fe.

The National Prescription Drug Take-Back addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Many Americans are not aware that medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are at alarming rates, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. Continue reading

Fed cuts force end of local drug take back program

Due to Federal funding cutbacks and regulation changes that affect the destruction of collected prescription medication, the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office will no longer be participating in the Drug Take Back Program.

The Sheriff’s Office has one collection site located on the first floor of the Johnson County Courthouse that will no longer be available for drop off after Saturday, July 4, 2015.

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