OLDHAM COUNTY POLICE PRESS RELEASE
Drug Take Back Event
On 10/29/11, the Oldham County Waste/Recycling Department in partnership with the Oldham county Police Department, the Oldham County Sheriff's Office, and the Baptist Northeast Hospital Medical Explorers Post, sponsored the second annual Drug Take Back program for the citizens of Oldham county. The program allowed citizens to dispose of their old or unwanted medications in a safe and secure manner. The program was held at the LaGrange Fire Station #2 in Buckner from 10:00am to 2:00pm. The program took in a mixture of the items listed below:
All pharmaceuticals - controlled, non-controlled and over-the-counter. It is preferable for pills, capsules, etc. be removed from their original containers to save space. If brought in prescription bottles, remove or black out any identifying information.
-All sealed syrups, eye drops, nose sprays or inhalers, in their original containers
-All pharmaceuticals that should have been kept cold but were not or exceed the expiration date
-All bulk or loose tablets and capsules
-All tubes of creams, ointments, etc.
The total weight that was taken in was 166lbs. The Baptist Northeast Medical Explorers Post assisted in handing out magnets and safety tip flyers to all citizens that attended.
Participating in the event were Oldham County Sheriff's Deputy Dave Shoengart, Oldham County Police Officer Mike Head, Oldham County Waste/Recycling Director Linda Fountain, and OCPD Citizen's Academy Alumni Louis Kern, Jerry Zoeller and Steve Mockus.
On behalf of all the agencies that participated, we would like to thank the citizens of Oldham County that attended for helping to make this program a great success.