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Cape Girardeau and surrounding areas collect over a thousand pounds of medicine this weekend

Oct 04, 2012 -- 2:49pm


This past weekend area households cleared their medicine cabinets of unused or outdated prescriptions as part of a drug take back event.  In its third year of the program Cape Girardeau DEA announced they collected more than 11-hundred pounds.  The medicine will be properly disposed of through the DEA to ensure safe removal.  Cape Police Lieutenant Rick Price tells KZIM-KSIM they’re first year they only collected 80 pounds. They try to host this event a couple of times a year to help alleviate homes of medicine and avoid substance abuse.  You can learn more on substance abuse and proper medicine disposal at   

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