Saturday is National Drug Take Back Day across the nation. Click to hear KMZU’s Kristie Cross speak with Warrensburg police Department Corporal Tom Carey.

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Corporal Carey says any unused or expired prescription medications should be brought to one of the many drop off places in the area including Warrensburg.

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It’s a nationwide drug take back for prescription drugs with the D.E.A. Here in Johnson County it’s with the Johnson County Juvenile Justice Collaboration,” Carey said.

That will be at Bi-Lo Country Mart at 410 East Young Street here in Warrensburg from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. You can bring in your old expired prescription drugs. People need to clean out their medicine cabinets so the kids don’t get into ‘em and experiment with drugs.

There has been an epidemic of children and teens overdosing or becoming sick by experimenting with prescription medications. Carey says National Drug Take Back Day is held to protect the nation’s children.

For a list of drop off points throughout the area log onto the Department of Justice’s D.E.A. Page.