A flood of drive-thru’s came by our tent located in the Lebanon City Hall parking lot on Saturday April 25 as several members of the Laclede County Drug Council along with Lebanon Police Department’s Officer Kendall Blackburn were available to collect unused or expired prescription medications.
The Lebanon Police Department along with the Laclede County Drug Council and the Laclede County Health Department have worked together for a number of years to participate in the DEA’s National Drug Take-Back Day offered twice a year. However, the DEA has discontinued this offering. Due to the community’s tremendous support of the National Drug Take-Back Day, the Lebanon Police Department and the Laclede County Drug Council made the decision to continue offering a Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.
The Lebanon community once again supported the event as approximately 50 pounds of prescription medications were collected.
The rise of the illegal use and sale of prescription medications has endangered both adults and teenagers alike. The Drug Take-Back day gets these potentially dangerous drugs off the streets.