LPD Shares Results of National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

Results of National Prescription Drug Take Back Day 

We recently participated in the Drug Enforcement Administration National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.

Community members safely disposed of fifty-eight pounds of unneeded prescription drugs including opioids. We thank the community for participating in this valuable program because removing these drugs from the community, prevents abuse, keeps kids safe and protects the environment.

Additionally in the time between our last event in October 2023 and this event, we collected an additional sixty-one pounds of prescription drugs placing the current total turned over to the DEA at 119 pounds. Since January 1, 2019, we have collected a total of 1376 pounds of dangerous prescription drugs.

We want to thank SafeRx Lake County and Lake County Health Services for assisting us with this event and for providing Naloxone, educational materials, and training to the community regarding opioids and vape products.

We would like to remind the community that we continue to accept prescription drugs for disposal at our police station during business hours.