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DEA partners with local officers to collect unwanted prescription drugs

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ST.LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV.com) – The federal Drug Enforcement Administration is partnering with local law enforcement in the Greater St. Louis area to take back unwanted prescription drugs on Saturday.

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Oct 28, the DEA will give the public its 14th opportunity in seven years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs.

Individuals can take pills and other solid forms of medication to one of the collection sites available in the area.

“Disposing of leftover painkillers or other addictive medicines in the house is one of the best ways to prevent a member of your family from becoming a victim of the opioid epidemic,” said DEA Acting Administrator Robert W. Patterson.

To find a nearby collection site near you, search by your zip code at www.DEATakeBack.com or by calling 800-882-9539.

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