Sheriff packs up load of unwanted medications for shipment to DEA

092314-got_drugs_bannerWhile turnout was low for last Saturday’s National Drug Take Back Day, Osage County Sheriff Laurie Dunn reported that about 14 pounds of unused and outdated medications were collected at the sheriff’s office in Lyndon.

A rainy Saturday dampened the collection event that was held as part of a nationwide effort to safely dispose of leftover medications to prevent accidental or intentional misuse. Dunn said she has scheduled another drug take back event during the upcoming Osage County Senior Resource Fair, on May 10, 2017, at Osage City.

Dunn said a total of 80 pounds of drugs collected by her office are to be turned over to the Drug Enforcement Agency.

“Those drugs have been collected since the last take back day, which was last fall, and that amount includes Saturday,” Dunn said.

She said citizens can also bring unused or outdated medications during business hours, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., to the sheriff’s office, 131 W. 14th St., Lyndon.

She noted that unwanted pet medications will also be accepted for disposal.


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