Local Law Enforcement Participated in National Drug Take-Back Campaign

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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.

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