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Centralia Police Department participating in prescription drug take-back Saturday

Posted on Friday, October 23, 2020 at 6:26 am

The Centralia Police Department will be participating in the Boone County Sheriff Departments annual drug take back, this Saturday, Oct. 24, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The event will start in Columbia, Friday, Oct. 23rd , 2020 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the MU Student Center and VA Hospital.

Boone County Sheriff's deputies with a box full of drugs collected by the Centralia Police Department.

Boone County Sheriff’s deputies with a box full of drugs collected by the Centralia Police Department. Fireside Guard file photo

Saturday, Oct. 24th, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., the following locations will also participate: Ashland Police Dept., Rock Bridge High School, Hickman High School, the Hallsville Police Dept.and the Centralia Police Dept.

Last year’s results were:t held in Boone County October 25 and 26, 2019 resulted in the collection of 853 pounds of no longer wanted or needed medications.  This is the fourth largest total collected locally since this event began in 2010.  The highest collection was 972 pounds in October of 2017, followed by 895 pounds in April of 2016, and 887 pounds in April of this year.

There were 7 different collection sites spread throughout Boone County over the two-day local event which coincided with the DEA’s National Drug Take Back event. The results per collection site are as follows;

VA Hospital – 8 boxes/147 lbs

MU Student Center – 1 box/8 lbs

Ashland Police Dept – 3 boxes/44 lbs

Rock Bridge High School – 10 boxes/225 lbs

Hickman High School – 12 boxes/308 lbs

Hallsville PD – 2 boxes/43 lbs

Centralia PD – 4 boxes/68 lbs