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MSSU Drug Take Back Program

Missouri Southern State University police are trying to get the drugs out of the hands of college students who abuse them or sell them.

JOPLIN, MO.--- Missouri Southern is now accepting prescription drugs for its drug take back program. University police are trying to get the drugs out of the hands of college students who abuse them or sell them. A majority of the drugs that have been dropped off are strong medicine for cancer patients. A survey has shown that a number of students at MSSU take drugs that are not prescribed to them. 

"We realize in the college community that prescription drugs are now being more abused by college students than illegal drugs. So we are trying to be pro-active about that. So, we setup a station to try to take back expired, old, unused and unneeded prescription drugs," said Ken Kennedy, University Police Chief. 

The drop off box will be on campus in the Lions Den until Saturday. 
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