Thursday, April 28, 2016

Turn in unwanted drugs Saturday

Madison-Rankin District Attorney issued the following press release:

The Madison Police Department, Ridgeland Police Department, Madison County Sheriff’s Department, and the Madison/Rankin County District Attorney’s Office, in conjunction with Leadership Madison County’s D4 Team, announce “Take Back Your Meds” day on Saturday, April 30, 2016.  If you have unused, unwanted, or expired prescription drugs, you can turn them in at designated collection areas, no questions asked.

            One of the fastest growing crime problems in the State of Mississippi is prescription drug abuse.  “Most people legally acquire the drugs from their Doctors, such as pain pills or antidepressants,” said District Attorney Michael Guest. “They take a few pills and then put the unused portion back in their medicine cabinet and usually forget about it.  This can lead to overdoses or the drugs finding their way into our schools,” he said.   Examples of these drugs are oxycodone/oxycontin, suboxone, xanax, ritalin, and hydrocodone.

            This is a nationwide initiative, spear-headed by the DEA and runs twice a year.   In addition to these designated days, the Madison Police, Ridgeland Police, and Madison County Sheriff’s Department all have drug collection kiosks in their lobbies that provide 24 hour disposal, seven days a week.  “I urge the public to take advantage of ‘Take Back Your Meds’ day but if you cannot make it by a collection point on April 30, please visit our lobby at the department to anonymously drop your old prescription drugs in our kiosk,” Said Ridgeland Police Chief John Neal.  “The drug dealers of today are our medicine cabinets and unfortunately, we are seeing the pills back on the streets and in the schools,” he stated.

            It is important you not place your prescription drugs in the trash or flush them in the toilet or sink. “We offer these collection days and our 24/7 kiosk so the public has a safe and secure method for disposing of these drugs,” said Madison Police Chief Gene Waldrup. “We do not want them getting into our water supply or having a toddler or pet getting them out of the trash.” The Madison Police Department will be collecting any expired or unwanted prescription drugs at the Tulane campus in the City of Madison on April 30, from 10:00 to 2:00. “We offer to take back your medications but we also run it in conjunction with the City’s ‘Keep Madison Beautiful’ campaign, where we offer free disposal of batteries, TVs, monitors, and Shred-It,” Waldrup added.

            Leadership Madison County’s D4 Team has created a website at outlining the program.  Click the link to hear the District Attorney and Police Chiefs discuss the problems posed by old prescription drugs and the need for safe disposal.


Anonymous said...

Or you can flush them down your toilet.

Anonymous said...

2:32 Let's keep dangerous crap out of the drinking supply. Moron.

Just say no! said...

It is not recommended to flush all drugs. Actually the FDA has a list of medicines that can/should be disposed of that way. They recommend programs like this one for ALL drugs, though they do have guidelines for safe home disposal (other than flushing) of some drugs as well. Also, I learned with disposing of all my dad's drugs after he went into a nursing home that at least some drug stores have a disposal plan and will do so for customers.

Anonymous said...

Flushing is not a good option @ 2:32.

Kingfish said...

We have to protect our fluids

Anonymous said...

I believe that these types of drives are intended to remind people to clear out their medicine cabinets. The method of disposal is not as important as actually disposing of old meds. You know the old saying "out of sight, out of mind".

What's In YOUR Cabinet? said...

I don't trust the P.D. with a large quantity of 'turned in' pharmaceuticals.

Anonymous said...

You can wholesale the drugs to any number of Jackbekistan's vendors on West Street. Throw them all in a bag and they'll give you at least $25, or more, if you have some good stuff they can easily flip. The crack whores along Highway 80 are another option.

Anonymous said...

Or just stand all the bottles in your bathroom cabinet in front of the towels and host a neighborhood BBQ event. They'll be gone by the time the ribs are done.

Option 3 said...

I had an old bottle of Viagra (that my wife had hidden) and I put them in my tomato plants last year. Great crop! Tall, firm with just the right amount of bend to the stalk.

Anonymous said...

It's not actually anonymous, if you choose to drop your meds off at the PD's be advised they have cameras in the lobby.

Anonymous said...

I've got 200 kilos of high-grade Columbian psyllium that I got stuck with. Can I turn it in with the proviso that it is evenly distributed between the legislative, executive and judicial branches of MS government?

Anonymous said...

11:08. Psyllium is marketed as "Metamucil".

200 kg would explain what you're full of......

Anonymous said...

Y'all quit being Psylli.

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