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Cherokee County Sheriff's Office Drug Take-Back

The Cherokee County Sheriff's Office collects more than 200 pounds of prescription drugs this morning.
CHEROKEE COUNTY, KS -- The Sheriff's Office held a drug take-back at five locations throughout the county. Deputies collected expired, unused, and unwanted prescription medicine to help prevent drug abuse.

The medication will be taken to an incinerator, where it will be burned. Sheriff David Groves says this helps keep drugs from getting in the wrong hands.

"It's important for our area because it removes those unwanted prescription medications from home medicine cabinets, which often times can become stolen during burglaries, they can be accidentally taken by children, or they can be intentionally taken by family members who may be abusing drugs," Groves said.

They hold two drug take-back events each year - once in April and again in October.
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