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Tuesday 50%
High 90° / Low 74°
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Thunderstorms developing late. Lows overnight in the mid 70s.
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Wednesday 90%
High 84° / Low 67°
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Thunderstorms likely. High 84F. Winds WSW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 90%. Locally heavy rainfall possible.
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Thursday 60%
High 76° / Low 65°
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Variable clouds with scattered thunderstorms. High 76F. Winds WNW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 60%.
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Friday 20%
High 80° / Low 65°
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Cloudy. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High around 80F. Winds NW at 10 to 15 mph.
Partly Cloudy
Saturday 20%
High 85° / Low 70°
Partly Cloudy
Partly cloudy skies. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High around 85F. Winds ESE at 5 to 10 mph.
Partly Cloudy
Sunday 20%
High 87° / Low 71°
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Cloudy skies early, followed by partial clearing. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High 87F. Winds E at 5 to 10 mph.
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Monday 50%
High 87° / Low 74°
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Scattered thunderstorms in the morning, with mostly cloudy skies late. High 87F. Winds ESE at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

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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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