Local PDs take part in National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

Brentwood, Maplewood and Richmond Heights police departments are providing a safe way to dispose of prescription drugs. Saturday is National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications. Maplewood Police will participate in the National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Drop off is at Maplewood City Hall, 7601 Manchester, rear (north) entrance. The City of Richmond Heights will also participate, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. A specific location isn’t stated on the city website.

Hundreds of pounds of drugs deposited at Brentwood, Maplewood police

Saturday was the DEA National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, and more than 50 people dropped off almost 100 pounds of unused, expired and unwanted prescription drugs at the Brentwood Police Department, according to the departments website. Maplewood Police Department was also a drop-off spot, and also collected close to 100 pounds of unwanted prescription drugs. Representatives of the DEA picked up the old drugs, which were incinerated that day. The Brentwood police department thanks officers Dan Retzlaff and Jason Simpson for their help.