LAPD To Hold Drug Take Back Day Saturday Oct. 29

LAPD News:

On Saturday, Oct. 29, the Los Alamos Police Department (LAPD) will be conducting its biannual DEA Drug Take Back Day.

This event will begin at 10 a.m. and run until 2 p.m. in the North parking lot (off Central Avenue) of the LAPD.

The following items will not be accepted: Needles/sharps, any liquids or creams, and aerosol/ compressed medications.

For this event, LAPD will have supplies available for people to dispose of their liquids, creams and aerosols on site. A sharps container also will be available for anyone to drop of their injectable medications.

This drug diversion program is a part of a national initiative by the DEA. The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient and responsible means of disposing prescription drugs, while also educating the public about the potential for abuse of medications.

“This program has been highly successful for the Los Alamos Police Department, and we are excited to bring this program back,” Deputy Chief Oliver Morris said.

Direct questions to Det. Joseph Robinson at 505.663.1888.

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