The DEA sponsors a Prescription Drug Take Back Day semi-annually in cooperation with Law Enforcement and organizations across the country. The B.P.O.E is a major sponsor of these Take Back Days. October is a Special Take Back in that it coincides with Red Ribbon Month that Honors Enrique Camarena, a DEA Agent that was kidnapped and killed in the line of duty.
On October 24 Louisville Elks 8 held a Take Back Day with the assistance of the Jefferson County Sheriffs Office. Also present was an Agent from the DEA. Joe Petito, Secretary & Nancy Petito, Trustee - Ladies Auxiliary & Stephen Moore, Kentucky State DAP Chairman represented The Elks. I want to thank Joe & Nancy for their time and work.
LOUISVILLE LODGE 8 COLLECTED 878.8 POUNDS OF PRESCRIPTION DRUGS. This was a fantastic effort and resulted in a record collection.
Stephen Moore, PER
Kentucky State Drug Awareness Chair
Pictured L to R: Stephen Moore, Nancy Pettio, Dep. Neal Downs (JCSO), Joe Pettio, Det. John Sheehan (JCSO), Johnny Jones (Ky. Elks President Elect)