KNOX COUNTY — Saturday, April 27, Knox County participated in the National Drug Take Back Day. Knox Substance Abuse Action Team is thankful to announce they were able to collect 138.08 pounds of unused, unwanted and expired medication. This year also brought in quite a few liquids, patches and inhalants.

Specifically, 74 pounds were collected in Mount Vernon at the Knox County Health Department and new location Knox Community Hospital Medical Pavilion, 31.08 pounds were collected at Centerburg Foster’s Pharmacy, 16 pounds were collected at the Danville Police Department and 17 pounds were collected at the Fredericktown Police Department.

The next county-wide drug take back day will be held on Saturday, Oct. 26. However, citizens can always anonymously drop off your medications at three 24/7 drop-boxes. These drop-boxes are located at the Mount Vernon Police Department, Fredericktown Police Department and the Knox County Sheriff’s Office. Liquids, inhalers or illegals should not be disposed of in these drop-boxes.


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