National Drug Take Back Day is Saturday, Oct. 29, and the Los Alamos Police Department (LAPD) will be conducting its biannual DEA Drug Take Back Day.
This event is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the North parking lot (off Central Avenue) of 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 be able to dispose of their liquids, creams and aerosols onsite. LAPD also will have a sharps container available for anyone to drop off their injectable medications.
This drug diversion program is 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 of prescription drugs, while also educating the public about the potential for abuse of medications.
This program has been highly successful for LAPD and said it is excited to bring this program back to the community.
Direct questions to Det. Joseph Robinson at 505.663.1888.