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Year round drug take back kiosks

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The Monument Police Department wants to remind the public they can take back unused and unwanted prescription drugs year round. There have been 'Drug Take Back' events all around the country recently. 

But, the state is offering a year round easy option that can be accessible any normal business day throughout the year. The Colorado Department of Public Health has set up kiosks at local pharmacies and law enforcement offices to take back prescription drugs.

This is a big forward in the ongoing prevention of dangerous drugs falling into the wrong hands. 

"Prescription drugs can be stolen without the owners even knowing about it, or the owners, when they don't want it anymore, tend to throw things, either in the trash or dump it down the toilet. It's very hard for the system and it's a very difficult thing for water treatment plant to remove,'' said Commander Steve Burk of Monument Police.

Just like traditional Drug Take Back events the kiosks will not accept syringes, marijuana products, or aerosols. Monument Police say they send hundreds of pounds of products to be destroyed each year. 

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