Lexington, KY – Kentucky State Police Lieutenant David Jude says the Take Back Initiative represents a multi-agency effort to address Kentucky's growing prescription drug abuse problem.
"This is a national initiative that's with the Drug Enforcement Administration, we are partnering with them. And we're trying to do it on a large scale to get into all the communities of Kentucky and hopefully make an impact into the amount of prescription pills and medications that are within our communities."
Jude says this Saturday from 10am to 2pm old prescription medicines, in or out of their original containers can be brought to any KSP post for safe and easy disposal.
"One of the things that makes this program unique is that it's free, and that it's anonymous. And we're not going to be asking for identification. We're not going to be asking any questions with it. The only thing we're asking that if you'll bring your medication, and let us dispose of it properly."
Additional details on the Take Back Initiative can be found at kentuckystatepolice.org.