Drug Take Back Day A Success



Who: KSAAT & Local Law Enforcement Agencies

What: Drug Take Back Day

When: Saturday, October 24, 2020, 10 AM – 2 PM

Pounds collected:    126.56 pounds of unused, unwanted, and expired medication

 

Knox County, OH – Saturday, October 24, 2020, Knox County participated in the National Drug Take Back Day. We are thankful to announce we were able to collect 126.56 pounds of unused, unwanted, and expired medication. This year also brought in quite a few syringes that were destroyed courtesy of Knox Community Hospital.

Specifically, 80.8 lbs. were collected in Mount Vernon at the Knox County Health Department and the Knox Community Hospital Medical Pavilion, 10.16 lbs. were collected at Centerburg Foster’s Pharmacy, 27.6 lbs. were collected at the Danville Police Department, and 8 lbs. were collected at the Fredericktown Police Department.

KSAAT would like to thank the Knox County Sheriff’s Office, Fredericktown Police Department, Danville Police Department, and the Mount Vernon Police Department for leading each drop-off location as well as all of the KSAAT and Teen Advisory Council (TAC) volunteers that donated their time to make this event a success.

If you missed Drug Take Back Day, you can always anonymously drop off your medications at our three 24/7 drop-boxes. These drop-boxes are located at the Mount Vernon Police Department, Fredericktown Police Department, and the Knox County Sheriff’s Office. Please DO NOT dispose of liquids, inhalers, syringes, or illegals in these drop-boxes.

KSAAT thanks all of you for cleaning out your medicine cabinets to make Knox County safer! We are all a part of the solution.

Information courtesy of Knox Substance Abuse Action Team