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Lakeport Police Department
Thursday April 18th, 2019 :: 11:18 a.m. PDT


DEA National Prescription Take Back Day - April 27, 2019 - 10 AM to 2 PM at the Lakeport Police Station

DEA National Prescription Take Back Day

April 27, 2019

10 AM to 2 PM at the Lakeport Police Station

This year the Lakeport Police Department will join the DEA National Prescription Take Back Day with a local event in the City of Lakeport. Several thousand police agencies are expected to hold events throughout the United States on the same day. These events typically take in around 900,000 pounds of prescription drugs.

Proper disposal of expired or unused prescription drugs saves lives and protects the environment.

This event will further our efforts since January to help remove unused or expired dangerous drugs from homes in our community which so far this year equals over 120 pounds of drugs.

Police officers and evidence staff will be on site to assist community members and offer educational materials.

Additionally, there is no cost for community members to dispose of the described medications at our station and we will not collect information on people disposing of them. Persons bringing in medications will be required to check in with a department staff member so that we can verify that only acceptable items are being placed in the container. All medication(s) shall be in their original container, other suitable plastic pill container or sealed zip lock freezer bag. If the prescription medications are in the original container, we do recommend that persons remove their personal information from the label.

The following are examples of what we will accept: All over the counter or prescription medication in pill, tablet or capsule form including schedule II-V controlled and non-controlled substances. Examples of items we will not accept with this program are illegal drugs, needles, liquids, inhalers, or aerosol cans.

The event set up will be in the front parking lot of the police station or in the front lobby if there is rain.

Lakeport Police Department
2025 S Main St
Lakeport, CA 95453

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 707-263-5491

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