Drug Take Back Day
Thu, 24 Oct 2013 22:42:19 GMT —
People across Mid-Missouri had the chance to properly get rid of some expired and unwanted pills.
Several organizations sponsored a drug take back event.
Members of the Federal Drug Enforcement Agency took possession of the medications for proper disposal.
Organizers said the take back event helps prevent drug abuse.
Volunteers at Columbiaâ??s Truman Veteranâ??s Hospital said they have the event in the spring and fall.
They donâ??t have exact numbers, but they said todayâ??s collection was their largest ever.
If you didnâ??t get a chance to visit one of todayâ??s locations, the Columbia and Jefferson City Police Departments have 24 hour drop boxes at their main headquarters.