Drug Take Back Event Scheduled For October 27
Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office and Galena Police Department taking back unwanted prescription drugs October 27th
[Columbus, Kansas] – On Saturday, October 27th, from 10 a.m. to 12:00 noon, the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office and Galena Police Department will join the Drug Enforcement Administration in the National Drug Take Back Event.
Residents will have the opportunity to discard any expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs by stopping by the Galena Police Department, Monarch Pharmacy in Baxter Springs or the Apple Market in Columbus.
“This program has been incredibly successful and has allowed us to safely discard literally tons of prescription drugs from within our county alone,” stated Cherokee County Sheriff David Groves.
“Those are potentially dangerous drugs, which will not accidently fall into the hands of children, be stolen by substance abusers or be disposed of by introducing them into our local waterways.”
“In addition to the opportunity to safely dispose of prescription drugs on October 27th, the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office and Galena Police Department both offer the same service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, through secure drop off boxes in their respective lobby’s,” concluded Sheriff Groves.