October 30, 2018

MANHATTAN, KAN. – On Saturday, October 27, 2018 the Riley County Police Department in coordination with the Drug Enforcement Administration hosted a drug take-back event at two locations in Manhattan. 

The take-back event was a success at both locations. In just four hours, approximately 124 pounds of unused or unwanted prescription medications were collected.

At the Riley County Police Department, officers collected 2 boxes of medications weighing 31 pounds total. The Westloop Dillons location collected 4 boxes of medications weighing 93 pounds total.

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 prescription drugs.