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Chance of Snow
Monday 60%
High 57° / Low 29°
Chance of Snow
Snow showers early. Lows overnight in the upper 20s.
Partly Cloudy
Tuesday 10%
High 42° / Low 29°
Partly Cloudy
Partly cloudy skies. High 42F. Winds WNW at 10 to 20 mph.
Clear
Wednesday 10%
High 50° / Low 36°
Clear
Sunny. High around 50F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph.
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Thursday 0%
High 59° / Low 43°
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Mainly sunny. High 59F. Winds SSW at 10 to 20 mph.
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Friday 20%
High 56° / Low 35°
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Sunshine and some clouds. Slight chance of a rain shower. High 56F. Winds SSW at 15 to 25 mph.
Partly Cloudy
Saturday 10%
High 49° / Low 29°
Partly Cloudy
Some clouds in the morning will give way to mainly sunny skies for the afternoon. High 49F. Winds NW at 10 to 15 mph.
Clear
Sunday 0%
High 50° / Low 30°
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Sunny skies. High around 50F. Winds W at 10 to 15 mph.

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Raytown Police Department Taking Back Unwanted Prescription Drugs

On April 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Raytown Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public another opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your medications for disposal to the parking lots of Blue Ridge Plaza, 5210 Blue Ridge Boulevard, or Apple Market, Raytown Road and E. 350 Highway. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

Last October, Americans turned in 377,080 pounds—188.5 tons—of prescription drugs at over 5,300 sites operated by the DEA and nearly 4,000 state and local law enforcement partners. In its three previous Take Back events, DEA and its partners took in almost a million pounds—nearly 500 tons—of pills.

This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, Americans are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines—flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash—both pose potential safety and health hazards.

Four days after the first event, Congress passed the Secure and Responsible Drug Disposal Act of 2010, which amends the Controlled Substances Act to allow an “ultimate user” of controlled substance medications to dispose of them by delivering them to entities authorized by the Attorney General to accept them. The Act also allows the Attorney General to authorize long term care facilities to dispose of their residents’ controlled substances in certain instances. DEA is drafting regulations to implement the Act, a process that can take as long as 24 months. Until new regulations are in place, local law enforcement agencies like the Raytown Police Department and the DEA will continue to hold prescription drug take-back events every few months.

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