Knox County participated in the national Fall Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, Oct. 27. Although it was a rainy day, we were able to collect 129 pounds of unused, unwanted and expired medication. This year also brought in quite a few liquids, patches and inhalants.
Specifically, 85 lbs. were collected at the Knox County Health Department, 16 lbs. were collected at Centerburg Foster’s Pharmacy, 14 lbs. were collected at the Danville Police Department and 14 lbs. were collected at the Fredericktown Police Department.
KSAAT would like to thank the Knox County Sheriff’s Office, Fredericktown Police Department, Danville Police Department and the Mount Vernon Police Department for leading each drop-off location as well as all of the KSAAT volunteers that donated their time to make this event a success.
The next county-wide drug take back day will be held on Saturday, April 27, 2019. However, you can always anonymously drop off your medications at our three 24/7 drop-boxes. These drop-boxes are located at the Mount Vernon Police Department, Fredericktown Police Department and the Knox County Sheriff’s Office. Please do not dispose of liquids, inhalers, or illegals in these drop-boxes.
KSAAT thanks all of you for cleaning out your medicine cabinets to make Knox County safer! Unite in our Fight!
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