Knox County participates in Drug Take Back Day

KNOX COUNTY – On Saturday, April 22, Knox County participated in the DEA National Drug Take Back Day. Totals have been tallied and the community disposed of 145.48 lbs. of unused, unwanted and expired medication. Residents also disposed of 20 lbs. of unwanted syringes that were destroyed.

Specifically, 63.8 lbs. were collected in Mount Vernon at Knox Public Health and Conway’s Eastside Pharmacy, 25.78 lbs. were collected at Centerburg’s Foster’s Pharmacy, 30.4 lbs. were collected at the Danville Police Department and 25.5 lbs. were collected at the Fredericktown Police Department.

The Knox Substance Abuse Action Team (KSAAT) would like to thank the Knox County Sheriff’s Office, Fredericktown Police Department, Danville Police Department and the Mount Vernon Police Department for leading each drop-off location as well as the volunteers that donated their time to make this event a success.