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Kentucky Opioid Disposal ProgramAttorney General Andy Beshear launched the Kentucky Opioid Disposal Program in Aug. 2017. The program is an innovative step in the fight against what Beshear believes is the single greatest threat to Kentucky – the state's drug epidemic.

The 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, Executive Director Gerina Whethers at 502.696.5300.
 

County pick-up locations:

Henderson County

Henderson County Sheriff's Department
20 North Main St.
Henderson, KY. 42420
Point of contact:
   Lt. Dwight Duncan,
   270-826-2713

McCracken County

McCracken County Sheriff's Department
301 South 6th Street
Paducah, KY 42003
Point of contact:
   Sheriff Jon Hayden,
   270-444-4719

Floyd County

Floyd County Sheriff's Department
149 South Central Avenue
Prestonsburg, KY 41653
Point of contact:
   Sheriff John Hunt,
   606-886-6171

Floyd County Judge Executive
149 South Central Avenue
Prestonsburg, KY 41653
Point of contact:
   Judge Executive Ben Hale,
   606-886-9193

Perry County

Perry County Judge Executive
481 Main Street, 1st Floor
Hazard, KY 41701
Point of contact:
   Judge Executive Scott Alexander,
   606-439-1816



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