County police to participate in DEA national take-back initiative

CLAYTON – The St. Louis County Police Department announced that they will be participating in the annual DEA National Take-Back Initiative.

Announced on Tuesday, the national initiative is scheduled for Saturday, April 27, 2019, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.

“Our Department has 13 locations where anyone can drop off unused or unwanted prescription drugs,” County Police Department said. “The DEA will coordinate a collaborative effort with state and local law enforcement agencies focused on removing potentially dangerous controlled substances from our nation’s medical cabinets.”

The national take-back day will give the public a unified opportunity to hand in expired, unwanted, or unused pharmaceutical controlled substances and other medications to law enforcement officers for destruction. Additionally, the initiative will help bring national focus to the issue of pharmaceutical drug abuse.

Drop-off locations for St. Louis County residents are as follows:
North County Recreational Complex: (2577 Redman Road, St. Louis, Mo. 63136)
City of Hanley Hills Substation: (7713 Utica Drive, Hanley Hills, Mo. 63133)
City of Green Park City Hall: (11100 Mueller Road #2, Green Park, Mo. 63123)
Grantwood Village City Hall: (1 Missionary Ridge, St. Louis, Mo. 63123)
Village of Marlborough City Hall: (7826 Wimbledon, Marlborough, Mo. 63119)
South County Precinct: (324 Sappington Barracks, St. Louis, Mo. 63125)
City of Fenton precinct Station (in Municipal Building): (625 Smizer Mill Road, Fenton, Mo. 63026)
West County Precinct: (232 Vance Road, Valley Park, Mo. 63088)
City of Twin Oaks City Hall: (1393 Big Bend Boulevard Suite F, Twin Oaks, Mo. 63021)
City of Winchester City Hall: (109 Lindy Boulevard, Winchester, Mo. 63021)
City of Jennings Precinct: (5445 Jennings Station Road, Jennings, Mo. 63136)
Central County Precinct: (1333 Ashby Road, St. Louis, Mo. 63132)
Wildwood Precinct City Hall: (16860 Main Street, Wildwood, Mo. 63040)

This national program gives law enforcement, prevention, treatment, and business communities the opportunity to collaborate and establish a safe collection site for all residents across the county, and the nation.