This weekend may be a good time for people to clean out their medicine cabinets.

This weekend may be a good time for people to clean out their medicine cabinets.

Local law enforcement officers will once again be participating in a National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.

The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Members from local police departments and the Leavenworth County Sheriff's Office will be accepting leftover medications at various collection sites.

Medications collected during the effort will be turned over to the federal Drug Enforcement Administration for safe disposal.

Maj. Dan Nicodemus, deputy chief of the Leavenworth Police Department, said people who utilize the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day program will know that their old medications are being taken care of properly.

"It's a responsible way to do it," he said.

Members of the Leavenworth Police Department will be collecting unwanted medications Saturday at the Price Chopper store, 2107 S. Fourth St.

Members of the Leavenworth County Sheriff's Office will have a collection site set up at CVS Pharmacy, 390 Limit St. in Leavenworth.

Members of the Lansing Police Department will be collecting unwanted medications inside the front entrance of Lansing City Hall, 800 First Terrace.

Another collection site will be set up Saturday at Basehor Community Library, 1400 158th St.

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day collection events typically are conducted twice a year, once in April and again in October.

People who do not want to wait until the next National Prescription Drug Take Back Day can safely dispose of unwanted medications by visiting the Justice Center, 601 S. Third St., or the Leavenworth County annex building, 725 Laming Road in Tonganoxie, during normal business hours. The Leavenworth County Sheriff's Office maintains prescription drug receptacles at these two locations throughout the year.

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