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Posted on: June 16, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Drug Take Back

Drug Take Back

The Cole County Sheriff’s Department and the Region West Fire Protection District is sponsoring a Drug Take Back Event on June 25th, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. This will be at Region West, Station 3, at 609 Apache Trail.
Why are we doing this? A study from 2013 shows kids from the age of 12-17 abuse prescription drugs more than ecstasy, heroin, crack/cocaine and methamphetamines combined. Almost one in every four teens in America say they have misused or abused a prescription drug.
All of us have unused or unwanted prescription medication. Proper disposal of these medications will prevent possible misuse and will also keep them from harming the environment in which we live.

Authority: Captain John Wheeler
Cole County Office of Sheriff

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