Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Police Results of Prescription Drug "Take-Back" Day in Redmond

Redmond, WA – On Saturday, September 25th from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Redmond Police collected controlled, non-controlled, and over the counter medications—no questions asked.

The event was a partnership with Redmond Public Works - Department of Natural Resources and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) as part of the first nationwide prescription drug “Take-Back” initiative.

There were 131 participants who dropped off drugs filling three boxes with a gross total weight (containers included) of 149 pounds.

Police personnel who staffed the event reported that the participants all provided positive and encouraging comments about the opportunity to safely dispose of their un-used medications.

By Charles E. Gorman, RPD

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