KSP and DEA Want to Get Unused Prescription Drugs Out of Homes and Properly Destroyed

Sep 25, 2014

Kentucky State Police and the DEA are partnering for a pill "take back" program Saturday, Sept. 27.

Kentuckians wanting to get rid of unused prescription medicines can drop them off this Saturday during a statewide “pill take back” program.

The partnership between Kentucky State Police and the Drug Enforcement Administration will include take-back locations at the KSP posts in Bowling Green, Columbia, Elizabethtown, and Henderson, as well as 12 other locations statewide.

“There’s a lot of people out there who may have medicine in their cabinet that for one reason or the other they did not finish taking. And if it’s a controlled substance—anything that was given to them through a pharmacy, then that would be the kind of medicines that we would want people to turn in,” said KSP public information officer Paul Blanton.

Trooper Blanton says all unused prescription drugs turned in will be properly destroyed. He encourages Kentuckians not to flush old pills down the toilet or put them in the trash.

“You don’t want that kind of stuff going into your water supply. You don’t want it going into your trash dumps, because it can get into the groundwater.”

The pill take-back locations will be open this Saturday from 10 a.m. -2 p.m.

All but two of the pill "take back" locations are at KSP posts. The post 8 location is at the Carl Perkins Community Center in Morehead, and the post 11 location is at the Laurel County Health Department in London.

KSP Pill "Take Back" Locations

POST 1

8366 State Route 45 North

Hickory, KY 42051

Phone: (270) 856-3721

POST 2

1000 Western KY Parkway

Nortonville, KY 42442

Phone: (270) 676-3313

POST 3

3119 Nashville Rd

Bowling Green, KY 42102

Phone: (270) 782-2010

POST 4

1055 North Mulberry

Elizabethtown, KY 42701

Phone: (270) 766-5078

POST 5

160 Citation Lane

Campbellsburg, KY 40011

Phone: (502) 532-6363

POST 6

4265 US 25 Dixie Hwy

Dry Ridge, KY 41035

Phone: (859) 428-1212

POST 7

699 Eastern Bypass

Richmond, KY 40475

Phone: (859) 623-2404

POST 8

Carl Perkins Com Center

Crayton Jackson Lane

Morehead, KY 40351

Phone: (606) 784-4127

POST 9

3499 North Mayo Trail

Pikeville, KY 41501

Phone: (606) 433-7711

POST 10

3319 US 421 South

Harlan, KY 40831

Phone: (606) 573-3131

POST 11

Laurel Co Health Dept

525 Whitley St.

London, KY 40741

Phone: (606) 878-6622

POST 12

1250 Louisville Road

Frankfort, KY 40601

Phone: (502) 227-2221

POST 13

100 Justice Drive

Hazard, KY 41701

Phone: (606) 435-6069

POST 14

5975 State Route 60

Ashland, KY 41101

Phone: (606) 928-6421

POST 15

1118 Jamestown St

Columbia, KY 42728

Phone: (270) 384-4796

POST 16

8415 US 41 South

Henderson, KY 42420

Phone: (270) 826-3312