DEA Spring Drug Take Back Day

Apr 27, 2024, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

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The Lexington Police Department is partnering with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and law enforcement agencies from across the country to host a National Prescription Take Back Day event on April 27, 2024, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Kentucky American Water at 2300 Richmond Road.

Members of the public can dispose of unwanted or expired medication for free at the no-questions-asked disposal event.  

Items accepted at Take Back Day:

  • prescription and over-the-counter pills
  • vitamins
  • medicated ointments and lotions
  • pet medication

Liquids, aerosol cans and needles are not accepted at Take Back Day.

Many pharmacies and hospitals offer permanent drop boxes where residents can dispose of prescription medication. For more information about Take Back Day and the disposal of prescription drugs, go to or

Cleaning out your medicine cabinet could help prevent theft, drug abuse, and potentially save a life. 



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