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Poplar Bluff police, DEA to host drug takeback event

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POPLAR BLUFF, MO (KFVS) -

April 30 may be your chance to get rid of potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs.

The Poplar Bluff Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Agency is holding a "takeback" event on the 30th from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.  It'll be at the Black River Coliseum on 301 S. 5th.  According to a news release, the service is "free and anonymous, no questions asked."

DEA officials say you're welcome to take pills and/or patches for disposal, but they cannot accept liquids or needles.

The DEA says the initiative "addresses a vital public safety and public health issue" because medicines that stay in home cabinets are subject to misuse and abuse.

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