Give those vicodins back, Dr. House.
Got some delicious Vicodin squirreled away for a rainy day after that root canal?
The U.S. Department of Justice wants you to give 'em up.
Next weekend, four St. Charles county locations are accepting leftover prescription drugs in a project coordinated by the DOJ.
It's the second annual National Prescription Drug Take Back Day
-- and apparently, last year's was a ringing success. The Web site for the initiative
says the feds collected more than 121 tons
of pills last year from locations around the country.
"Each day, approximately 2,500 teens use prescription drugs to get high for the first time, according to the Partnership for a Drug Free America
the site says. "Studies show that a majority of abused prescription
drugs are obtained from family and friends, including the home medicine
So, if you're looking to drop off those extra Xannies
so you or Junior won't be tempted, you can drop them off next Saturday
between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Take 'em to St.Charles police HQ at 1781
Zumbehl Road; the O'Fallon police at 100 North Main Street; St. Peters
police at Grand Teton and Suemandy drives; the aldermanic chambers at
City Hall in Lake St. Louis; or 6358 Delmar Boulevard in University
The final location will also gladly accept unwanted
Maker's Mark bourbon, Beefeater gin, middle-grade weed or pretty much
any other intoxicants you'd like to give up.
(That was a little joke. If it went over your head, perhaps you should take 4/20 a little less seriously as a holiday.)