Favorite Take Your Unwanted/Unused Prescriptions to the Coquille Police Department Oct. 28

The Myrtle Point Herald published an article this week:

Coquille Police taking back unwanted prescription drugs October 28.

The address is:
Coquille Police Department
851 N. Central Blvd.
Coquille, OR


The dropoff time is from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. only

The Coquille Police Department cannot accept any liquid medication or needles or sharps. Only pills and patches will be accepted.

This is great news for the citizens of Myrtle Point, Coquille, and surrounding areas! The Coquille Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its 14th opportunity in seven years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. The service is FREE and ANONYMOUS, and no questions will be asked.

In the 13 previous Take Back events, DEA and law enforcement partners have taken in over 8.1 million pounds – more than 4,050 TONS of pills!

By participating in the Take Back Event you are personally helping to protect your safety, the safety of others, and the environment! Studies have found that American’s usual method of disposing of unused medication by flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash are safety and health hazards as they filter into water and trash systems in the local area.

So if you have unused or unwanted medications that are pills and patches (only), please participate in this Take Back Event on October 28, 2017 at the Coquille Police Department from 10 a.m. to Noon.

Please call the Coquille Police department for additional information at (541) 396-2114.

Staying Safe Through an Excessive Heat Warning

It’s going to be a hot one!

The National Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heat Warning for the Southern Oregon Coast beginning at Noon on Tuesday, August 1st through 8pm on Friday, August 4th.

Google Public Alert. There will be little relief overnight with temperatures remaining much warmer than normal. Highs on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday will be near or above the hottest they have been on any day in the past 25 years.

Areas just inland of the coast in Coos County, including Myrtle Point and Powers.

Impacts: Very high temperatures with limited relief overnight will increase chances for heat related illness, especially for sensitive groups and people without access to air conditioning. Heat stress is possible for livestock and outdoor pets. Also, area rivers still run cold and fast, increasing the risk for hypothermia and water rescues.

Safety Preparation

The National Weather Service states that an Excessive Heat Warning means that a prolonged period of dangerously hot temperatures will occur. These hot temperatures are likely to create a DANGEROUS SITUATION in which heat illnesses are possible. They recommend that you:

  • Drink plenty of fluids
  • Stay in an air-conditioned room
  • Stay out of the sun.
  • Check up on relatives and neighbors,
  • Provide water and check up on outdoor pets and livestock.

Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances. This is especially true during warm or hot weather when car interiors can reach lethal temperatures in a matter of minutes.

We want you to stay aware and stay safe!

If you need anything from Sempert’s Drug, we will be here for you all week!