JCPD no longer has a place to dispose of prescription drugs

JEFFERSON CITY – The Jefferson City Police Department will no longer be able to take unneeded prescription drugs from the public.

JCPD Captain Doug Shoemaker said prescription drugs have been piling up in the department’s evidence room since the Drug Enforcement Administration ended it’s “take back” program in 2014.

“We thought maybe they would start it back up again,” Shoemaker said. “Unfortunately they didn’t, so we now no longer have a place to take the prescription medication that we used to take through the front lobby.”

Shoemaker said the department continued to collected medicine in hopes to find an alternative.

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