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On Saturday, September 29, 2012, recruits from the St. Louis County and Municipal Police Academy assisted in a prescription drug take-back initiative organized by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency and St. Louis County Police Department. This initiative sought to secure prescription medication before it could become available for abuse or end up in our communities' water supply. The recruits assisted in the collection of potentially dangerous, expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs so that they can be destroyed by the DEA. Photos taken at the event follow the article.
The recruits assisted at four sites spread throughout the County to make the program as convenient for citizens as possible. This activity is one of a series of community service activities that the recruits can take part in as part of their graduation requirements.
For more information, please call the St. Louis County and Municipal Police Academy or visit our website at www.stlcmpa.org.
DEA sign identifying a prescription drug take-back location.
Recruits Snyder, Malone, Ihrig, and Ruffin accept prescription drugs from an unidentified citizen.
Recruits White, Embry, and Gleeson glove up in preparation for the take-back of unidentified drugs.
Recruit Embry sorts returned prescriptions.
Recruits Null, Short, Enderle, Stinson, and Collins check out the St. Louis County DARE car, which made an appearance at each site.
Recruits Muench, Selz, Holman, Schuette, Rehagen, Dent, and Hines pose outside of the Fenton City Hall.
Recruits Tipton, Standiford, Philips, and Weathers wait outside the Fourth Precinct station with Instructor P.O. Gary Robertson for the first 'customers' to appear.