Boone County takes in 826 pounds of medications during "take back" event
BOONE COUNTY - The Youth Community Coalition and Boone County Sheriff's Department collected more than 800 pounds of unwanted or unneeded prescription drugs during a "Prescription Drug Take Back" event around the county April 27-28.
The 826 pounds of medications collected was the third largest total since the event began in the county in 2010.
There were seven collection sites throughout the county. At Hickman High School, 239 pounds of medications was collected. The VA Hospital in Columbia collected 197 pounds and Rock Bridge High School collected 185 pounds.
All medications collected will be turned over to the Drug Enforcement Agency for proper disposal according to the sheriff's department.