This event allows for individuals to safely and properly dispose of prescription drugs that they no longer need or are expired.
With the abuse of prescription drugs becoming increasingly popular, getting these types of medications out of people’s homes can also potentially keep them off the streets.
The first National Drug Take-Back Day that Lebanon Police Department participated in was back in 2011. Since then, the police department along with the Laclede County Drug Council and the Laclede County Health Department have participated in this nationally organized event twice per year – once in the fall and once in the spring.
Approximately 100 lbs. of both pills and liquid prescription medications were collected during the event.
For more information on exact dates and times of future National Drug Take-Back events, please visit our web site here at Laclede County Drug Council.
Pictured above are Charla Baker (left) from the Laclede County Health Department, Office Ken Blackburn from the Lebanon Police Department and Brian Hash co-chair of the Laclede County Drug Council processing received prescription medications as they were brought in on Saturday during the National Drug Take-Back Event.