Tribal Police Participate in National ‘Take-Back-Drug-Day” Saturday

September 25, 2012 –

MAYETTA:  The Potawatomi Tribal Police Department wants to urge members of the community to bring their expired, unused or unwanted prescription or over-the-counter medications to the Police Department with no questions asked this coming Saturday as part of a nationwide prescription drug “Take-Back-Day”.

Medications will be collected from 8 a.m. to  1 p.m. at the police headquarters located at 16344 Q Road.  The department is one of the collection sites in Kansas that is coordinated through the Federal Drug Enforcement Administration.  The service is free and medications can be brought to the law enforcement agency at any time for disposal.

This is the fifth annual “Take-Back-Day” initiative in the nation and U.S. Attorney in Kansas Barry Grissom is pushing Kansans to actively participate in the program this year.  Last year, Grissom held a press conference on the Prairie Band Common Land on Oct. 21 and approximately 25 pounds of unused or expired prescription drugs were collected at the Tribal Police Department Oct. 29 during “Take-Back-Day.”

For other collection site locations visit the Drug Enforcement Administration’s Office of Diversion Control at: or call the Tribal Police Department at 785.966.3024 for details.