Dump unused, expired meds at Issaquah Police Department

September 21, 2010

By Staff

The federal Drug Enforcement Association has launched a national effort to collected unused prescription painkillers.

Issaquah-area residents can drop off unused medication at the Issaquah Police Department, 130 E. Sunset Way, on Sept. 25 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

The event is part of the National Take-Back Initiative to collect unused medications. People can return unused or expired medications anonymously for disposal — no questions asked.

Prescription painkillers — often stolen and abused — help fuel a statewide overdose epidemic, state Attorney General Rob McKenna said. Drug overdoses kill more Washington residents than car accidents, the Attorney General’s Office reported last week.

McKenna plans to appear in the home plate parking lot at Safeco Field in Seattle at 10:45 a.m. Sept. 25 to promote the event.

In addition, Issaquah residents can drop off unused or expired medications anytime from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding holidays, at the police department.

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