Olathe, Kan. – Do you have old medicine in your home? Want to get rid of it? The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office, Price Chopper and Hen House Markets have just the place for you! April 27 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. residents can drop off unused, unneeded or expired prescription medicine at several locations throughout Johnson County. These locations are part of a cooperative effort between the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office, DEA, local police departments, Price Chopper and Hen House Markets.
In addition, in partnership with the Regional Prevention Center, The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office now has a permanent Prescription Drug Take Back Drop Box location at the Courthouse in Olathe, 125 N. Cherry. This location is open 24 hours per day, seven days per week.
Sheriff Frank Denning said, “"The abuse of prescription drugs continues to be of great concern to the Johnson County community. The Drug Take Back program and our partnership with Price Chopper and Hen House Markets provide a safe and simple way for the community to help us fight prescription drug abuse”
“We are proud to support the Johnson County Sherriff’s Office in this important initiative,” said Mike Halliwell, Director of Pharmacy for Ball’s Food Stores. “Our customers’ safety and well-being is extremely important to our Pharmacy team and we encourage our customers to take advantage of this opportunity.”
Tablets, capsules, and all other solid dosage forms will be collected at all locations. Sharps and syringes will be accepted at all participating Hen House and Price Chopper locations listed.
Prescription Drug Take Back locations for Johnson County:
Johnson County Courthouse, 125 N. Cherry, Olathe
Hen House Markets Locations:
2724 W. 53rd St. Fairway
5800 Antioch Road, Merriam
13600 S. Blackbob, Olathe
6900 W. 135th St. Overland Park
Price Chopper Locations:
830 E. Main, Gardner
1665 W. 151st St, Olathe
7000 W. 75th St, Overland Park
7418 W. 119th St, Overland Park
13351 Mission Rd, Leawood
7201 W. 151st St, Overland Park
11700 W. 135th St, Overland Park
4950 Roe Blvd, Roeland Park
12010 W. 63rd St, Shawnee
22350 S. Harrison St, Spring Hill