Blaine police encourage proper drug disposal

The Blaine Police Department is participating in Drug Take Back Day, an initiative led through the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).

On Saturday, October 22, members of the public are encouraged to turn in unused or expired medication from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Blaine Senior Center, located on 763 G Street.

According to the DEA, a total of 4,700 locations operated by enforcement and partner agencies throughout the nation will be participating in the initiative on Saturday.

Last April, the initiative led in the collection of more than 893,498 pounds of unwanted prescription drugs, according to the DEA.

The service is free of charge and only pills and other solid medication can be brought to collection sites.

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