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Capt. David Jude
Kentucky State Police
KSP Public Affairs Branch
KSP To Partner with DEA in 4th National 'Take Back' Initiative
Date of News Release: 04/20/2012
(Frankfort, KY) -- KSP will partner with the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) on Saturday, April 28, 2012 in a collaborative effort to remove potentially dangerous controlled substances from home medicine cabinets. This is the fourth national DEA 'Take Back' initiative the agency has participated in. KSP collected over 1,000 pounds of prescription drugs during previous 'Take Back' programs. Collection activities will take place from 10:00 a.m. through 2:00 p.m. at KSP Posts across the state.
KSP Commissioner Rodney Brewer encouraged citizens to take advantage of this opportunity to rid their home of expired or unwanted prescription medications.
"Prescription Drug abuse is the Nation's fastest-growing drug problem and Kentucky has been identified as a hot spot for this type of activity," said Brewer.
"The unique aspect of this initiative is that it is free and anonymous. No requests for identification will be made to anyone bringing medications in to KSP Posts," added Brewer.
Capt. David Jude, spokesperson for KSP, advised that the program is designed to be easy for citizens and offered the following tips for those interested in participating:
"This effort symbolizes KSP's commitment to halting the disturbing rise in addiction caused by the misuse and abuse of unwanted prescription drugs and serves as another means of keeping drugs out of the hands of our young people," added Jude.
Jude advised that all KSP Post locations and contact numbers can be found on the agency website at www.kentuckystatepolice.org/post.htm or by calling 502.782.1780.
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919 Versailles Road | Frankfort, KY 40601
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