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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Kentuckiana residents now have a place to safely dispose of unwanted prescription drugs year-round.
The idea came from today's National Prescription Drug Takeback.
Participating cities weigh the discarded drugs and send them to the Drug Enforcement Agency to throw them away.
One goal of the program is to get rid of the drugs in an environmentally responsible way.
But another goal hits closer to home.
We're trying to get them out of the residences because there's a big criminal demand for prescription drugs, as we all well know," says Tony King of the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office. "And a lot of the people who may want to break into your houses aren't looking for your property to steal as much as they're wanting your prescription drugs."
You can throw out any unused prescriptions Monday through Friday on the 6th floor of the fiscal court building in downtown Louisville.