Medicine Take Back Progam is Saturday


Local emergency services are conducting a Medication Take Back Program on Saturday.

The Adair County Ambulance Service, coroner’s office, judge’s office, Solid Waste Management, Adair County Regional Jail, sheriff’s department, city police and A.C.T.I.O.N Generation will be set up in the parking lot of Taco Bell from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Jamestown Street.  

The Kentucky State Police will also be set up at Post 15 for anyone who wishes to drop off any medications.

 Participants may dispose of medication in its original container or by removing the medication from its container and disposing of it directly into the disposal box that will be located at the drop off site. 

• All solid dosage pharmaceutical products and liquids in consumer containers may be accepted.  Liquid products, such as cough syrup, should remain sealed in their original container.  The depositor should ensure that the cap is tightly sealed to prevent leakage.

•  Intra-venous solutions, injectibles, and syringes will not be accepted due to potential hazard posed by blood-borne pathogens.  

• Illicit substances such as marijuana or methamphetamine are not a part of this initiative and should not be placed in collection containers.

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