MSSU to take part in Drug Take-Back Program

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Missouri Southern is giving students, staff, and faculty the chance to get rid of unused prescription medication.

The MSSU Police Department is partnering with the D.E.A. to be a host site for the National Prescription Drug Take-Back Program.

University Police Chief Ken Kennedy says Missouri Southern puts on the event once, each semester. 

He says it’s a great way to prevent a friend or loved one from getting hooked on drugs in the first place, and he adds it is completely anonymous.  

Kennedy says, “No questions asked. We don’t get anybody’s name or address or phone number or any of that stuff. Just bring them in and drop them off. So, any prescription drug that’s no longer needed, that’s what we’re taking.”

While the formal Drug Take-Back Program runs next week from April 22nd-27th, he says you can drop them off at the University Police Department anytime of the year and they’ll be properly disposed of.

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