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Local Unused Medication Collection Sites Set For Saturday

By Bruce Dierking

Law enforcement locations across the state will be collecting unused medications for disposal on Saturday, April 27. The collection events are part of a nationwide effort to safely dispose of leftover medications to prevent accidental or intentional misuse.

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Medications will be accepted at drop-off sites across the state from 10 a.m. To 2 p.m. on Saturday. Marshall County residents may drop off at the county health department building, 600 Broadway, in Marysville and Washington County residents may leave them at the Sheriff’s Office at 301 B Street.

To find a location, visit www.ag.ks.gov. The National Drug Take-Back Day is coordinated by the federal Drug Enforcement Administration, which collects and safely destroys them.

Unused prescriptions can be turned in year-round at many local law enforcement locations. Kansans should contact their local sheriff’s office or police department for more information.

Derek Nesterhttps://sunflowerstateradio.com
Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids and graduated from Valley Heights High School in 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communications. In 2002 Derek joined Taylor Communications, Inc. in Salina, Kansas working in digital media for 550 AM KFRM and 100.9 FM KCLY. Following that stop, he joined Dierking Communications, Inc. stations KNDY AM & FM as a board operator and fill-in sports play-by-play announcer. Starting in 2005 Derek joined the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network as a Studio Coordinator at 101 The Fox in Kansas City, a role he would serve for 15 years culminating in the Super Bowl LIV Championship game broadcast. In 2021 he moved to Audacy, formerly known as Entercom Communications, Inc. and 106.5 The Wolf and 610 Sports Radio, the new flagship stations of the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, the largest radio network in the NFL. Through all of this, Derek continues to serve as the Digital Media Director for Sunflower State Radio, the digital and social media operations of Dierking Communications, Inc. and the 6 radio stations it owns and operates across Kansas.

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