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Jackson police collecting unwanted prescription drugs

JACKSON, MO (KFVS) -

The Jackson Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration will give the public an opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of dangerous, expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs.

On September 26 from 10 a.m to 2 p.m. bring your pills for disposal to the Jackson Police/Fire Complex at 525 S. Hope St. Jackson, MO 63755.

The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

The DEA cannot accept liquids, needles or sharps, only pills or patches.

Also that day the Jackson police will team up with Jackson Fire at the same location to conduct child safety seat checks. Trained installers will be on hand to check your child's safety seat for proper installation and functionality. No charge for these safety checks.

For more information about this event go here or contact Corporal Rick Whitaker at 573-243-3151 or rwhitaker@jacksonpd.org.

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