Friday, April 15, 2016


From Maplewood Police today: 

Unused and expired prescription drugs may be dropped off at Maplewood Police Headquarters on Saturday, April 30, 2016 between the hours of 10 AM and 2 PM.  

Got Drugs?
Unused or expired prescription medications
are a public safety issue, leading to
accidental poisoning, overdose, and abuse. 

Pharmaceutical drugs can be just as
dangerous as street drugs when taken
without a prescription or a doctor's

The non-medical use of prescription drugs
ranks second only to marijuana as the most
common form of drug abuse in America.

The majority of teenagers abusing
prescription drugs get them from family and
friends - and the home medicine cabinet.

Unused prescription drugs thrown in
the trash can be retrieved and abused
or illegally sold. Unused drugs that are
flushed contaminate the water supply.
Proper disposal of unused drugs saves lives
and protects the environment.

Take-back programs are the best way to
dispose of old drugs. But if you can not make the
~ Take the meds out of their bottles;
~ Mix them with something unappealing
like used kitty litter or coffee grounds;
~ Seal them in a bag or disposable
container, and throw that away.