The Kent Police Department will participating in the DEA’s nationwide ‘Prescription Take Back Day’ on Saturday, Oct. 26, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Unused prescription drugs can be dropped off at the Kent Police Department, located at 232 4th Ave S. (follow the signs).

“Medicines that sit in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse and abuse. Many do not know how to properly dispose of unused medicines, often flushing them down the toilet or throwing them away: both are potential safety and environmental hazards.”

The Kent Police Department will work directly with the DEA to properly dispose of medication.

WILL COLLECT:

      • Controlled, non-controlled and over the counter substances
      • May bring medicine in original container or remove from its container and dispose directly into disposal box at site — if original container is submitted, remove any identifying information by removing label or use permanent marker
      • All solid dosage pharmaceutical products and liquids in consumer containers
      • Liquid products, such as cough syrup, should remain sealed in their original container

WILL NOT COLLECT:

      • Intravenous solutions, injectables, syringes, or medical waste
      • Any substances that are illicit pursuant to either state or federal law, such as marijuana or methamphetamines More information on prescription drug abuse: dea.gov justhinktwice.com getsmartaboutdrugs.com

For more info, contact Stacy Judd at 253-856-5883 [email protected]