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Kirkland police and DEA host drug take back event Sept. 27

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For the sixth year, the Kirkland Police Department, partnership with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), will host a free and anonymous drug take back event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sept. 27 at the Kirkland Justice Center, 11750 NE 118th Street. The event will be held in lobby of the Kirkland Police Department.

Unused, unwanted, and expired prescription drugs will be accepted. Pills or patches will be accepted; liquids and needles will not be accepted. The collection service is free and anonymous.

During the past four years the DEA, state and local law enforcement partners have removed more than 4.1 million pounds of unwanted medications from circulation during the National Drug Take Back events.

Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, Americans are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines—flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash—pose potential safety and health hazards.

For more information about the drug take back please contact Lieutenant Nick Seibert, Kirkland Police Department at (425) 587-3445 or nseibert@kirklandwa.gov.

 

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