Kentucky Opioid Disposal Program

The Kentucky Opioid Disposal Program is the state's first initiative that will allow Kentuckians to safely dispose of opioid medications at home. The program involves the drug deactivation pouch, Deterra, which allows Kentuckians to dispose of their unused prescription opioids in a completely safe and environmentally friendly manner.

Prescription drug abuse is how an overwhelming 80 percent of heroin users begin their addiction. The misuse of prescription drugs often starts when a person has access to an unused supply from a friend, relative or a medicine cabinet.

The program has the potential to dispose of more than 2.2 million unused opioids, and will begin with a pilot project in four Kentucky counties – Floyd, Henderson, McCracken and Perry.

For additional information about the program contact the Office of the Attorney General, Office of Senior Protection and Mediation at 502.696.5300.
 

Floyd County

Floyd County

Floyd County Sheriff's Department
Notes: 149 South Central Avenue
Prestonsburg, KY 41653

Point of Contact: Sheriff John Hunt
606-886-6171

Floyd County

Floyd County Judge Executive
Notes: 149 South Central Avenue
Prestonsburg, KY 41653

Point of Contact: Judge Executive Ben Hale
606-886-9193

Henderson County

Henderson County

Henderson County Sheriff's Department
Notes: 20 North Main St.
Henderson, KY 42420

Point of Contact: Lt. Dwight Duncan
270-826-2713

McCracken County

McCracken County

McCracken County Sheriff's Department
Notes: 301 South 6th Street
Paducah, KY 42003

Point of Contact: Sheriff Jon Hayden
270-444-4719

Perry County

Perry County

Perry County Judge Executive
Notes: 481 Main Street, 1st Floor
Hazard, KY 41701

Point of Contact: Judge Executive Scott Alexander
606-439-1816


Kentucky Opioid Disposal Program