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Drug Take Back Event Successful


6 large boxes of medications that were collected
6 large boxes of
medications were
2 deputies setting up a collection site
Deputies Raymond 
Poor and Rick Martin
set up one of the
collection sites

The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office, with assistance from the Cherokee County Health Department, Spring River WRAPS and the Galena Police Department held its second Drug Take Back Event on Saturday, April 30, 2011.

Collection sites were set up at Apple Market in Columbus, Marvins IGA in Baxter Springs and the Galena City Hall from 10:00 a.m. to noon.

This year’s event surpassed the one held last September, where nearly 100 pounds, of unwanted / expired medications were turned in to be properly destroyed. 

Residents on Saturday turned in 144 pounds of un-needed medications. 

That’s 144 pounds of drugs that won’t be taken by mistake, abused, stolen or end up in our waterways.

The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office thanks area residents who participated and supported this worthy program by taking easy, but proactive measures to keep our county safe.

The Sheriff’s Office would also like to thank Apple Market of Columbus and Marvins IGA in Baxter Springs for their support during this event.


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