Several local agencies are again
joining forces with the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) to gather and dispose of
expired, unwanted or unused medications. The spring roundup will be held
Saturday, April 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in four different locations in Knox
The four locations are:
- Mount Vernon,
in front of the Knox County Health Department
- Centerburg, in the
parking lot at Foster’s HealthMart Pharmacy
- Fredericktown, at the police
station, 182 S. Main St.
- Danville, at the police station in the municipal
building. on Market St.
The prescription roundup is an easy
and safe way to get rid of unwanted or expired drugs.Each location will have a container to
collect the drugs. People are encouraged to empty the drugs from bottles or
other packaging such as blister packs, into a plastic bag for easy disposal
into the container.
Local law enforcement agencies will
be onsite for security purposes including the Mount Vernon Police Department,
Knox County Sheriff’s Office, Fredericktown Police Department and Danville
The prescription roundup is done
anonymously. No one who is dropping off medications will be asked for
identification. And there will be no effort to count, inventory, or log the
At the close of the roundup, the
containers will be picked up by the DEA or taken to a local funeral home and
If attendees want to also dispose of
their prescription bottles after they have been emptied, there will be
recycling containers onsite to do so. People are encouraged to remove any
identifying labels from the prescription bottles.
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