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Police: Do not mail in unused medication

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Posted at 2:10 PM, Dec 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-27 14:10:08-05

FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) — Frankfort Police are advising people to not mail medication after several reports came in of a company requesting unused drugs so they can be destroyed.

Many Frankfort residents were sent a holiday card, an envelope, a shipping label and instructions on what to do with unwanted medication. The recipients were then told to mail the medication out to a company called Chesapeake Waste Solutions out of Pennsylvania.

"Of course, something like that draws alarm and we've received phone calls and Facebook messages," said Captain Dustin Bowman with Frankfort Police.

Bowman said he has never heard of any company who takes in unused medication by mail.

"We'll be contacting the Better Business Bureau to confirm the true legitimacy of the company," said Bowman. "We're also working with the DEA to check the legalities and stuff about mailing liquids or narcotics and things."

As police investigate, they said if you have drugs you need to get rid of, look for a medication disposal box, like the one at the entrance of the city's public safety building.

"There are other agencies and stores that also provide such services to help out," said Bowman.

If you get the letter and envelope in the mail, call Frankfort Police Department at (502) 875-8523.