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Posted on: October 19, 2018

Pocatello Police Dept. Schedules Prescription Drug Take-Back for Oct. 27

Officers with the Pocatello Police Department will be taking your unwanted and unused medications of

Officers with the Pocatello Police Department will be taking your unwanted and unused medications off your hands. 


Saturday, October 27 is National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Pocatello Police Department Station, 911 N. 7th Avenue, officers will be accepting medications for disposal. 


“Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet,” said Lieutenant Eric Anderson. “Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to theft and abuse.”


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.


At the last Take-Back Day in April, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and its partners collected nearly 475 tons of medications from across the country. 


For more information on the Pocatello Police Department, visit pocatello.us/police.


The Pocatello Police Department is accessible to persons with disabilities. Program access accommodations may be provided with three (3) days’ advance notice by contacting Skyler Beebe at sbeebe@pocatello.us; 208.234.6248; or 5815 South 5th Avenue, Pocatello, ID.


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