Kent Police participate in DEA National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Oct. 28

Nationwide effort to reduce drug misuse targets unused prescriptions

  • Sunday, October 22, 2017 2:32pm
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The Kent Police Department will collect expired, unwanted and unused medication on Saturday, Oct. 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., in recognition of DEA National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.

For the public, it is an opportunity to dispose of medication safely and easily at the Kent Police Department, 232 Fourth Ave S., following signs on 4th Avenue.

Please remove labels or use permanent marker on identifying information. Police cannot collect intravenous solutions, injectables, syringes or medical waste, as well as illicit substances such as marijuana or methamphetamines.

Proper disposal of medications is key to preventing misuse and abuse. Prescription drugs are the second most commonly abused narcotic. The dangers posed by prescription medications have no boundaries.

Why safe disposal? Safe disposal reduces drug abuse, reduces accidental poisoning and reduces medication in the environment. We have collected over 300lbs of medication at previous take back days!

For more information contact 253.856.5883 or sjudd@kentwa.gov or go to kentwa.gov/police.

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