National Drug Take Back Day

Knox County will be participating in the National Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, October 26, 2019. KSAAT, in partnership with our local law enforcement agencies, are pleased to sponsor this collection day for Knox County residents to dispose of their expired, unused or unwanted prescription and over-the-counter medications safely. This year the fall disposal day will also include the collection of unwanted syringes and liquids.

Drop-off locations in Knox County include: Knox County Health Department, Knox Community Hospital Medical Pavilion, Danville Police Department, Centerburg Foster’s Pharmacy and the Fredericktown Police Department.

Drug Take Back Day is vital as many Americans are not aware that medicines left in one’s home are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are at alarming rates, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs.

If you are unable to make it out October 26th, Knox County residents can request a free Deterra Drug Deactivation pouch from the Knox County Health Department and the Fredericktown Police Department. These pouches allow for the safe destruction of medications, liquids, and patches at home. There are three 24/7 drop-boxes located in Knox County for year-round disposal. These locations include; the Knox County Sheriff’s Office, the Fredericktown Police Department, and the Mount Vernon Police Department. These 24/7 drop-boxes remain anonymous; however, please do not put liquids, inhalers or illegals in the drop-boxes.

We look forward to YOUR HELP to make Knox County’s Drug Take Back Day a success!