The Hazelwood Police Department is partnering with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) on a National Drug Take-Back Day on Sat., April 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The drop-off location will be at Hazelwood’s Police Station behind the building at City Hall, 415 Elm Grove Lane, under the green POLICE canopy.
This is a great opportunity for local residents to look inside their medicine cabinets, bathrooms and on kitchen counters or any expired, unwanted or unused prescription medications. Keeping pill bottles around the bathroom and kitchen can often tempt family members to try them and get addicted to them. The event helps draw attention to the growing problem of opioid drug abuse.
Residents can drive up to the curb, roll down their window and drop off their medications with no questions asked. The program is anonymous. In addition, none of the prescriptions will be inventoried, counted or logged in. All material turned in will be incinerated.
Any solid dosage of pharmaceutical products (tablets, capsules, etc.) in Rx containers can be accepted. Small (pint size) bottles of cough syrups may be dropped off if they are sealed in their original container. Donors must ensure that the caps are tightly sealed to prevent leakage.
DO NOT DROP OFF the following: EPI’s; Inhalers; Syringes; and Needles. These items may be contaminated due to potential hazards posed by blood-born pathogens. Plus, they are combustible when incinerated.
For more information, contact Sgt. Ken Eckardt, HPD’s Sergeant of the Neighborhood Action Team, at (314) 513-5208 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.