News Releases

Posted on: October 26, 2017

Pocatello Police to Host Prescription Drug Take Back Day

PoliceLINK

Do you have unused or expired prescription medications? Saturday is the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day and the Pocatello Police Department will be accepting medications for disposal from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 911 N. 7th Ave., in front of the police station. The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day initiative aims to provide a safe and convenient way to dispose of prescription drugs.

The Drug Take Back Day initiative addresses both public safety and public health issues. Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to theft and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet.

Citizens are discouraged from disposing of unused medicines by flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash. These methods pose potential safety and health hazards to our landfill and water supply.

For more information about the disposal of prescription drugs or about the October 28 Take Back Day event, go to the DEA Diversion website at deadiversion.usdoj.gov or call Pocatello Police Community Services at 208-234-6117.

Facebook Twitter Google Plus Email

Other News in News Releases

Logo

City of Pocatello Election Results

Posted on: November 8, 2017
ZooZooBooLINK

“Zoo Boo” Returns October 28

Posted on: October 19, 2017
LegalJaredJohnson

Johnson Named City Attorney

Posted on: October 5, 2017
PoliceGirrardMissing

Search Continues for Missing Man

Posted on: October 5, 2017
City Flag

From Worst to ?: Pocatello Raises New Flag

Posted on: September 20, 2017
Logo

2017 Election Official Candidate List

Posted on: September 11, 2017
StreetJunipertoKim

Paving Slated for Johnny Creek Road

Posted on: July 28, 2017
RPAC_SplashDance

Splash Dances Return June 22

Posted on: June 20, 2017
ZooMr.Tod

Zoo Idaho Welcomes New Badger

Posted on: June 16, 2017
ZooZoo4Tots

Zoo-4-Tots Schedule Set at Zoo Idaho

Posted on: April 24, 2017
GenericWPC

Sewer Jetting Begins This Week

Posted on: April 11, 2017
ZooAlternate

Zoo Idaho Sounds Call for Volunteers

Posted on: April 6, 2017
CemeteryGeneric

Cemetery Cleanup Begins April 3

Posted on: March 23, 2017
Pocatello

Flores Slated to be Next Mayor for a Day

Posted on: February 7, 2017
Pocatello Police Dept.

Scam Alert - Two Scams Plaguing Area

Posted on: January 30, 2017
Pocatello

City Prepares for Rain on Snow Event

Posted on: January 6, 2017
Marshall Public Library

“The Nerds” Reboots as Coding Club

Posted on: January 6, 2017
Pocatello Regional Transit Tour of Lights

Tour of Lights Set for Dec. 15 and 16

Posted on: December 5, 2016