Hoquiam Police Drug Take Back Day scheduled
The Hoquiam Police Department is partnering once again with the DEA for the next free “Drug Take Back Day” on Saturday, April 26, 2014.
The lobby of the police department will be staffed from 10 am to 2 pm for residents to drop off their prescriptions into a large box inside the lobby.
Police Chief Jeff Myers said “This take-back day is a great opportunity to clean your medicine cabinet of unwanted, unneeded or expired medications. Safe disposal prevents drugs from getting into the hands of children or drug abusers looking for a quick high.”
Citizens from all around Grays Harbor are encouraged to drop off unwanted over-the-counter and prescription medications. There is no cost for this service as the DEA pays to incinerate all of the medications collected.
All medications are accepted, as long as the container will not leak. There is no need to remove labels from prescription bottles, and no one will be checking the origin of the medication.
Everything in the box is incinerated.