National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is Saturday
St. Louis County Police Department officers will join Drug Enforcement Administration officials in collecting and destroying unused and unwanted prescription drugs this Saturday. Maplewood Police Department is a collecting point.
A fifth annual, national drug take-back day will be held Saturday (Sept. 29) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., with St. Louis County Police Department officers again partnering with Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) officials to execute this initiative locally.
Residents may bring their unwanted prescription medications to the Maplewood Police Department. A police officer will collect the medication and forward it to the Drug Enforcement Administration for disposal.
Organizers said the overall goal is to prevent unused prescription medication from becoming available for abuse, and to keep unused prescription medication out of the nation's water supply.
The drug take-back service is free and anonymous, with no questions asked.
St. Louis County Police Department officers will collect drugs at these sites Saturday:
- North St. Louis County: North County Recreation Complex, 2577 Redman Road, 63136
- South St. Louis County: Mehlville Substation, 3229 Lemay Ferry Road
- West St. Louis County: City of Clarkson Valley Substation, 15933 Clayton Road, 63011 and City of Fenton Precinct, 625 New Smizer Mill Road, 63026.
The year-round drug collections boxes are available at the following locations: