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Posted on: April 26, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Drug Take Back

The Cole County Sheriff’s Department and the Region West Fire Protection District are sponsoring a Drug Take Back Event on Saturday, April 27, 2019, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.  This will be at the new Region West Fire Protection District Fire Station located at 6625 Business 50 West, St. Martins. 

Why are we doing this?  A study from 2013 shows kids from the age of 12-17 abuse prescription drugs more than ecstasy, heroin, crack/cocaine and methamphetamines combined.  Almost one in every four teens in America say they have misused or abused a prescription drug.  

All of us have unused or unwanted prescription medication.  Proper disposal of these medications will prevent possible misuse and will also keep them from harming the environment in which we live.

Authority:   Sheriff John Wheeler

                     Cole County Office of Sheriff

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