Citizens may now dispose of their unused and unwanted prescription medication in this drug collection box in the front lobby of the Los Alamos Police Station at 2500 Trinity Dr. The box is under 24-hour surveillance. Courtesy/LAPD
The Los Alamos Police Department obtained a free drug collection box from the National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators (NADDI) and has placed it in the LAPD front lobby at 2500 Trinity Dr.
Last September was the ninth and final Drug Enforcement Agency’s drug take back initiative where citizens could turn in their unused and unwanted prescription medication.
New disposal rules for unwanted and unused prescription medications have made it more convenient for citizens to turn in their prescription medication.
“The Police Department placed this disposal box in the lobby for citizens to easily drop off their medications for disposal. We will no longer be having bi-annual take-back days, however citizens can drop off the medications any day of the year now,” LAPD Cmdr. Oliver Morris said.
The following rules must be followed when dropping off medications:
- No liquids
- No Needles
- No Trash
- No illicit drugs
Note: The box is under 24-hour surveillance.
The National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators, or NADDI, is a non-profit membership organization that works to develop and implement solutions to the problem of prescription drug diversion. NADDI advocates for the responsible use of prescription drugs by people who need them, and at the same time, works with law enforcement and state regulatory agents to pursue those involved in related criminal activity.
NADDI’s primary focus is training and education for its members, which include law enforcement personnel, regulatory agents, health professionals, health care fraud investigators, advocacy and treatment professionals and the pharmaceutical industry. For more information, visit www.naddi.org.