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Posted on: October 28, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Press Release: Drug Take Back 10/27/16

Drug Take Back

The Cole County Sheriff’s Department and the Russellville-Lohman Fire Protection District is sponsoring a Drug Take Back Event on November 12th, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.   This will be at Russellville-Lohman Fire Station x, located at 5413 Route AA, Russellville, MO.  Our last Take-Back was a huge success with getting over 40,000 pills off of the streets.
      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.    Come join us and the Russellville-Lohman Firefighters as we work together to make our community better.

Authority:  Captain John Wheeler
                  Cole County Office of Sheriff

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