Thousands Of Pills Turned In During Drug Disposal Day In Owsley County

Reported by: Tom Kenny
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Updated: 10/15/2012 10:46 pm
A total of 21,377 unused or out-of-date prescription and over-the-counter drugs were collected in just two hours in Owsley County Monday during "Clean Your Medicine Cabinet Out Day."

Operation UNITE's "Pill Dragon" was on site for the day.  It's a mobile incinerator made possible through a collaboration with the Kentucky Army National Guard and Eastern Kentucky PRIDE.

Since the "Pill Dragon" was unveiled in August 2010, more than a million pills have been destroyed in the incinerator, according to UNITE officials.

In an ongoing effort to help Owsley County residents safely dispose of their medications, a medication drop box will be available at the Sheriff's Office year round. 

For more information about Operation UNITE, click here.
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