In partnership with the federal Drug Enforcement Administration, the city will host a prescription drug collection event on Saturday, Oct. 26. Citizens may drop off unwanted medication from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Government Center, 11911 Dorsett Road. The service is free and anonymous.
Unused medicines are highly susceptible to misuse and abuse. More Americans currently abuse prescription drugs than those using cocaine, hallucinogens and heroin combined, and studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet.
For information about the event, contact Officer Steve Osterloh at (314) 738-2330.