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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, April 28, 2014

323 pounds of prescription meds collected

Last Saturday, the Bellevue Police Department collected 323 pounds of controlled, non-controlled and over the counter medications, no questions asked.

The successful event was a partnership with the Drug Enforcement Administration as part of the nationwide prescription drug "Take-Back" initiative.

Bellevue Police staffed three locations in Bellevue and collected nine boxes of unwanted medications. A second Take-Back Drug day will be in October. In 2013 a total of 488.6 pounds were collected.

For more information on how to safely dispose of unwanted drugs, visit www.dea.gov. Individuals are encouraged to remove identifying information from prescription labels.

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450 110th Ave. NE
P.O. Box 90012
Bellevue, WA 98009
Contact: Officer Seth Tyler
Phone: 425-452-4129
E-mail: bellevuepd@bellevuewa.gov

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