Local Law Enforcement Participated in National Drug Take-Back Campaign

By: Kristin Martin
By: Kristin Martin

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) -- Local law enforcement participated in the United States Drug Enforcement Administration's 8th Annual Prescription Drug Take-Back Campaign.

Kentucky State Police Post 3, Bowling Green Police Department and Greenwood High School were places people could take unused or expired medications.

KSP says back in October they collected more than 600 pounds.

"One it's not getting into -- people who used to flush them, if you will -- it's not getting into our water systems. It also deters crime, because people aren't able to break into homes and get these medications that unfortunately people are doing," said Tpr. Jonathan Biven, the public information officer for Kentucky State Police Post 3.

The drop-off box is always available at KSP Post 3 if you ever need to dispose of your unwanted medication.

The Take-Back initiative aims to prevent prescription drug abuse.

WBKO.com is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

Keep it clean, keep it civil, keep it truthful, stay on topic, be responsible, no links, share your knowledge, and please suggest removal of comments that violate these standards.

powered by Disqus
WBKO 2727 Russellville Road Bowling Green, KY 42101-3976 Phone: 270-781-1313 After Hours Hotline: 270-781-6397 Fax: 270-781-1814
Copyright © 2002-2015 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 256858191 - wbko.com/a?a=256858191
Gray Television, Inc.