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.

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