U.S. Attorney For Kansas Calling For Fight Against Prescription Drugs

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Monday, September 24, 2012

A call for action as law enforcement agencies try to stop teens from prescription drug abuse.

The U.S. Attorney for Kansas is joining others across the country in the fight. Barry Grissom is asking for everyone to empty medicine cabinets of old prescriptions, especially pain killers. He says teens as young as 12 are getting addicted.

"You don't have to buy it from anybody. It's in your mom and dad's medicine cabinet," said Grissom at a news conference Monday.

Sedgwick County is taking place in a national take back program. It takes place this Saturday, September 29, from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm. In Sedgwick County you can take your unwanted or expired medicines to three locations, The Sedgwick County Zoo, the Household Hazardous Waste Site at 801 West Stillwell, or the Oaklawn Activity Center at 4900 South Clifton.

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