LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – Tons of unused and expired prescription drugs were turned into state and local law enforcement Saturday afternoon.
It’s all part of the DEA’s prescription drug take back program.
Louisville Metro Police officers were collecting old drugs at Norton Brownsboro Hospital.
The expired and unused medicine will be disposed of in a way that will not affect the water system and it helps keep the drugs away from people who don’t need them.
“We just don't want them to get in the wrong hands. the longer the medication sits in the medicine cabinet or wherever you keep it in your home, it's the opportunity to get in the wrong hands so any time you're not using medication or it's expired or unused, bring it to us,” Sgt. Brian Stanfield with the Prescription Drug Diversion Unit of Metro Police said.
Kentucky State Police also held collections at each of their posts today.
Those drugs will also be given to the DEA to be disposed of properly.