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Drug Take Back Day

Posted on 28th October 2011 at 08:13

You’re being encouraged to be a part of National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, which will go on tomorrow from 10 am until 2 pm at the Longview Police Station at 1351 Hudson Street in downtown Longview. Captain Deborah Johnson will be on hand to accept the drugs, and will also answer any questions you may have. During last year’s Take-Back Day, more than 200 pounds of outdated and excess prescription medications were collected, nearly 23 percent more collected all year during LPD’s Drug Drop-Off Program. The Drug Enforcement Agency started Drug Take Back Day in 2009, looking to get potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription meds off the street. The collected drugs are safely disposed of, keeping them out of the hands of drug abusers and the water supply. Other locations around the area taking part in Drug Take Back Day include the Hall of Justice in Kelso, St. Helens High School, the Naselle Timberland Library, Ocean Beach Hospital in Ilwaco and the Family Health Center in Ocean Park. If you’re not able to come by the Longview Police Station tomorrow, they accept prescription drugs during regular business hours, from 8 am to 4 pm, Monday through Friday. A drug drop-off is also set up at the Hall of Justice in Kelso; drop-offs are also accepted at the Castle Rock Pharmacy, Godfrey’s Pharmacy in Kalama, along with the Woodland Police Department and Hi-School Pharmacy in Woodland.