- Associated Press - Monday, May 18, 2015

DODGE CITY, Kan. (AP) - The Dodge City Police Department has received a grant that will allow it to have a drug collection unit on hand.

The police department was awarded a grant by CVS Pharmacy so that Dodge City residents would be able to properly dispose of expired or unused medications at a unit inside the department’s lobby.

According to Dodge City Police Chief Craig Mellecker, the Drug Enforcement Agency recently discontinued its Take-Back Program, so the department looked for other options to handle medications and eventually applied for the grant.

Mellecker says the unit will be checked weekly, and prescriptions will be taken to an incinerator to be destroyed.

Medications can be dropped off at the unit 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with no questions asked.

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