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3 Year Anniversary of HPD"s Drug Take-Back

From:               Hannibal Police Department

Date:                April 1, 2019

Phone:             573-221-0987

Fax:                 573-221-3966

Contact:           Chief Lyndell R. Davis

 

HPD’s Prescription Drug Take Back Program 3 yr. Anniversary

The Hannibal Police Department started a year round prescription drug take back program as part of the Bringing the “HEET” Initiative 3 years ago (April 1, 2016). After 3 years the program has received 1113 pounds of prescription drugs collected from the public.  The drug take back program allows members of the public to drop off their unused prescription and over the counter medications at the Hannibal Police Department free of charge.  No needles or syringes or liquid medications will be accepted.  The public only need to take their unwanted medications to the front lobby of the Hannibal Police Department and an officer will be called to assist them. Collection times are between 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Proper disposal of unwanted medications is important to prevent abuse that in many cases can evolve to people seeking out illegal street drugs such as heroin. Other concerns are the environmental issues due to medications being flushed down the toilet or sink which can release toxins into our drinking water and soil. In other cases unwanted prescription drugs are sold illegally which creates another avenue for addictions and criminal activity to flourish.

April 1st, 2019