MANHATTAN, KAN. – On Saturday, April 27, 2019 the Riley County Police Department in coordination with the Drug Enforcement Administration hosted a drug take-back event at two locations in Manhattan.
The take-back event was a huge success at both locations. In just four hours, approximately 158 pounds of medications were collected.
At the Riley County Police Department, officers collected 4 boxes of medications weighing 48.5 pounds total. The Westloop Dillons location collected 5 total boxes of medications weighing 110 pounds total.
We appreciate the public’s participation in the event. Proper disposal of medications at take-back events help to prevent pill abuse and theft by providing a place to safely dispose of unused or expired prescription drugs.