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.

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Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids, and graduated from Valley Heights High School in May of 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communications.After stops at KFRM and KCLY radio in Clay Center, he joined KNDY in 2002 as a board operator and play by play announcer. Derek is now responsible for the digital content of Dierking Communications, Inc. six radio stations.In 2005 Derek joined the staff of KCFX radio in Kansas City as a production coordinator for the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, which airs on over 94 radio stations across 12 Midwest states and growing. In 2018 he became the Studio Coordinator at the Cumulus Kansas City broadcast center for Kansas City Chiefs Football.