|LPD slates Prescription Drug Take Back|
|Wednesday, September 26, 2012|
Lebanon Police Department will again participate in the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, Sept. 29.
The event is sponsored by the Federal Drug Enforcement Agency.
You can drop off any unwanted, unused or expired prescription drugs at the police department from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., with no questions asked.Officials noted this service is free and anonymous, and is a great way for people to safely dispose of old medications. It is unsafe for those medications to be flushed, as it can contaminate your drinking water.
The unintended use of prescription drugs is the biggest problem facing law enforcement and continues to be a growing epidemic. People can feel free to remove the labels from their bottles if they prefer, however, all medication that is dropped off will go directly to an incinerator. Do not bring needles or syringes.
Nationally, the four Take-Back Days held so far have removed 1.5 million pounds of medication from circulation.