Prescription Drug Drop Box

Prescription Drug Drop BoxThe Paducah Police Department partners with the Kentucky Crime Prevention Coalition and the federal Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to provide a year-round drop box where people can drop off expired or no longer needed medications.  The box is located in the lobby of the Police Department at 1400 Broadway and accessible during normal business hours.  Citizens need only to bring their medications to the lobby of the department and drop them into the designated box.  No information is requested, and the police department will properly destroy the medication to ensure that it does not enter the water system or fall into the hands of drug dealers or our children.  The drug disposal box and the semi-annual Drug Take-Back days result in the disposal of hundreds of pounds of prescription medications turned in by the public.

Year Pounds of Medication Destroyed
2019 510
2018 450
2017 222
2016 272
2015 584
2014 360
2013 221
2012 236
2011 155

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