'Got Drugs?' Prescription Drug Turn-In Event Today from 10am-12pm at Southeast Precinct

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April 27, 2013 09:10

  

The Office of Neighborhood Involvement's Crime Prevention Program and the Portland Police Bureau will hold a Prescription Drug Turn In event today, Saturday April 27, 2013, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., at Southeast Precinct, located at 4735 East Burnside.

This event is a partnership with the DEA Nationwide Drug Turn In Day.

To search for additional locations in Oregon and nationwide refer to http://www.justice.gov/dea/ and click on "Got Drugs?"

Portland Police Officers and Crime Prevention staff will be on site for the anonymous turn in of unused or expired prescription medications, to share information about the dangers of prescription drug abuse and to answer community and media questions regarding this issue.

This is a timely event, as it addresses the skyrocketing problem of prescription drug abuse among teenagers. Teenagers are easily accessing these prescriptions from the medicine cabinets of their own homes, and the homes of friends and grandparents. We encourage the community to clean out their medicine cabinets during this one day event.

All medications turned in at this event will be incinerated. Sharps and medical waste will not be accepted.

Acceptable items for deposit: Prescription medications and samples, all over the counter medications, vitamins, pet medications, medicated ointments, and liquid medication in leak proof containers.

Items not acceptable for deposit: Thermometers/Sharps/Syringes, IV bags, bloody or infectious waste, hydrogen peroxide, aerosol cans, inhalers, EpiPens.

For questions please contact Jenni Pullen at jenni.pullen@portlandoregon.gov

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