National Drug Take Back Day is coming up in April. The event is a chance for residents to discard most of their unused prescription drugs safely with no questions asked.
Pana Police Chief Daniel Bland says keeping unused prescriptions around the house is asking for trouble when it comes to becoming addicted.
Bland says he does not know the total impact of the drugs collected off the streets of the community, but with how much is collected throughout the year, it can be assumed the take back program is playing a big part in curbing drug addiction.
There are also two year-round prescription drug collection boxes in Christian County. One is located at the Taylorville Police Department while the other is at Pana Community Hospital. The National Drug Take Back Day is scheduled for April 28th.