Scenes From Prescription Drug Take Back Day And Gun Buyback Events In Los Alamos Saturday

Los Alamos Police Det. Joey Robinson, left, and Evidence Technician Anthony Lucero show some of more than 90 lbs. of prescription drugs turned over to an Albuquerque Drug Enforcement Agency agent for disposal following Saturday’s National Prescription Drug Takeback Day event. Prescription drugs may be dropped off at any time at the Los Alamos Police Station at 2500 Trinity Dr. Photo by Maire O’Neill/

Volunteers from New Mexicans To Prevent Gun Violence purchased 22 firearms from members of the public during their first ever Guns to Gardens Gun Buyback event Saturday in the Los Alamos Police Department parking lot. They exchanged merchant cards for unloaded working firearms, which were checked by LAPD personnel and dismantled on site. In partnership with RAWtools, students at Santa Fe Community College will forge unwanted dismantled guns into garden tools and public art projects. Photo by Maire O’Neill/

LAPD Det. Joey Robinson, left, gets ready to check a serial number on a gun while Evidence Technician Anthony Lucero accepts unwanted ammunition from a local resident. Photo by Maire O’Neill/

LAPD Det. Ryan Wolking, left, and Det. Joey Robinson carry unwanted guns turned in at Saturday’s event to where they were dismantled with a power saw. Photo by Maire O’Neill/

Guns turned in at Saturday’s New Mexicans To Prevent Gun Violence are dismantled so that they can be used in welding and sculpture art projects. Photo by Maire O’Neill/

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