If you’ve ever wondered how to get rid of old medicines you don’t need anymore, now you have an easy option.
St. Peters police will be accepting prescription and over-the-counter drugs at the St. Peters Justice Center and, new this year, at second location, Walgreens. The pick up will take place between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on April 27. The public can bring medications—no questions asked—to the Justice Center lobby during this time as part of the National Rx Take Back Event.
The Justice Center is at the corner of Grand Teton Drive and Suemandy Drive near Mid Rivers Mall. Walgreens, 1305 Jungermann Rd. is at the intersection of Jungermann and McClay Roads.
The U.S. Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Agency is coordinating the National Rx Take Back Event. The St. Peters Police Department is participating in the event because unused medication is a potential source of supply for illegal use and an unacceptable risk to public health and safety. When people drop off their unused medicines during this event, they eliminate the possibility of the drugs harming someone else or getting into the wrong hands.
Police cannot accept any medications before or after the event, so be sure to drop off your drugs between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
The service is free and anonymous. You can turn in medications that are out-of-date or medicines you no longer need or use. Intravenous solutions, injectables and needles will not be accepted. Illegal substances such as marijuana or methamphetamine are not a part of this initiative.
If you’re worried about anonymity, remove identifying information from prescription medicine container labels before disposal.
Tightly seal the cap on any liquid product, such as cough syrup.
Learn more at www.dea.gov.