October 30, 2017

MEDIA RELEASE

 

Drug take-back a success ◊

  

MANHATTAN, KAN. – On Saturday, October 28, 2017 the Riley County Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration hosted a drug take-back event at two locations in Manhattan, Kansas.  

 

The take-back event was a huge success at both locations. In just four hours, approximately 167 pounds of medications were collected.

 

At the Riley County Police Department, officers collected 5 boxes of medications weighing approximately 99 lbs. The Towne Center Mall location collected 4 total boxes of medications weighing approximately 68 lbs.

 

We appreciate the public’s participation in the event. Proper disposal of medications at take-back events help to prevent pill abuse and theft by providing a place to safely dispose of unused or expired prescription drugs.