Saint Peters, MO

National Drug Take Back Event on April 24 at St. Peters Justice Center

Kyle Smith

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Do you have some old or unused prescription drugs in your medicine cabinet? You can safely dispose of them free of charge, no questions asked, at the National Rx Take Back Event.

The event is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 24, 2021, at the St. Peters Justice Center. The Justice Center is located at 1020 Grand Teton Drive, at the corner of Suemandy Drive near Mid Rivers Mall.

It is important to note that the St. Peters Police cannot accept any medications before or after the event, so please be sure to bring your prescription drugs during the time between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

All prescription medications will be accepted with no questions asked. Please remove any identifying information from containers to remain anonymous.

The program is only for prescription drugs; no over-the-counter medications will be accepted. Intravenous solutions, injectables, needles, and illegal substances such as marijuana or methamphetamine are not included as a part of this program.

This free event is open to the public and sponsored by the St. Peters Police Department and the U.S. Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Agency. The St. Peters Police Department participates in this event because unused prescription medications are a risk to public health and safety, and are a potential source of illegal use. Safely disposing of unused medications eliminates the possibility of the drugs falling into the wrong hands and causing harm.

If you know you cannot participate in this event, here is a helpful guide from the DEA for what drugs you can dispose of safely at home and how to do it. In addition, you can also try local drug stores such as Walgreens, CVS or others to see if the location near you will safely dispose of expired prescription drugs.

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