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Clear
Sunday 20%
High 90° / Low 73°
Clear
Sunny to partly cloudy. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High around 90F. Winds S at 10 to 15 mph.
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Monday 80%
High 89° / Low 65°
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Mostly cloudy skies during the morning hours followed by thunderstorms in the afternoon. A few storms may be severe. High 89F. Winds SSW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 80%.
Mostly Cloudy
Tuesday 20%
High 74° / Low 61°
Mostly Cloudy
Mostly cloudy. High 74F. Winds NNE at 10 to 15 mph.
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Wednesday 50%
High 75° / Low 64°
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Cloudy in the morning with scattered thunderstorms developing later in the day. High around 75F. Winds ENE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%.
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Thursday 40%
High 82° / Low 68°
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Mixed clouds and sun with scattered thunderstorms. High 82F. Winds S at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40%.
Mostly Cloudy
Friday 20%
High 87° / Low 70°
Mostly Cloudy
Considerable cloudiness. High 87F. Winds SSW at 10 to 15 mph.
Clear
Saturday 10%
High 91° / Low 72°
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A few clouds early, otherwise mostly sunny. High 91F. Winds SSW at 15 to 25 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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