Kent Police participate in DEA National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Oct. 27

Kent Police participate in DEA National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Oct. 27

Nationwide effort to reduce drug misuse targets unused prescriptions

  • Friday, October 19, 2018 12:10pm
  • News

The Kent Police Department will collect any expired, unwanted and unused medication on Saturday, Oct. 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at its headquarters, 232 Fourth Ave. S.

The event – on DEA National Prescription Drug Take Back Day – is an opportunity to dispose of medications safely and easily. Drop them off at the department by following signs on Fourth Avenue.

Police ask that you remove labels or use permanent marker on identifying information. Police cannot collect intravenous solutions, injectables, syringes or medical waste, as well as any substances that are illicit pursuant to either state or federal law, 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.

Kent Police have collected more than 300 pounds of medication at previous takeback days.

For more information, call 253.856.5883, email sjudd@kentwa.gov or visit kentwa.gov/police.




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