On April 26, from 10:00am to 2:00pm, the Brentwood Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the Brentwood community an opportunity to rid their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your pills to the Brentwood Police Department at 272 Hanley Industrial Court. We will not accept liquids or needles or sharps, only pills or patches. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.
This program addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Medicines that stay 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. 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.
The Brentwood Police and Fire Departments will sponsor “BBQ for Backstoppers” on Saturday June 7th. The event will be held on the north parking lot of City Hall, 2348 Brentwood Blvd, from 11:00am-7:00pm. We will serve pork steaks, chicken, brats, hamburgers and hot dogs, along with all the fixin’s. All proceeds go to Backstoppers. (http://www.backstoppers.org/). Mark your calendar now.
Former Brentwood police officer Ken Tillman died this past week. Officer Tillman worked at Brentwood from 1988-2003, after retiring from the City of St Louis police dept. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated Saturday March 15th, at St Cecelia Catholic Church, 5414 Alaska. Visitation will start at 9:ooam on Saturday before Mass. Please keep the Tillman family in your thoughts and prayers.