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News Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, September 22, 2010

"Take-Back Prescription Drugs" Day Saturday

The Bellevue Police Department is partnering with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) as part of the first nationwide prescription drug "Take-Back" initiative. We want your expired, unused, and unwanted medications, including prescription drugs. 

On Saturday, September 25th from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Bellevue Police will have three locations throughout the city set up to collect controlled, non-controlled, and over-the-counter medications. No identification will be required or requested.  There will be a uniformed Police Officer available to assist you. Unused and unwanted medications will be collected at the following locations:

City Hall Bellevue Police Lobby, 450 110th Avenue NE
Crossroads Community Police Station, 1336 156th Avenue NE, next to Chipotle
Factoria Community Police Station, 3915 Factoria Boulevard SE, near Nordstrom Rack
Individuals are encouraged to remove identifying information from prescription labels.  For more information and other collection sites visit:  www.medicinereturn.com/dea-national-take-back-day.

Due to the hazardous nature of some items, the following will not be accepted:  intra-venous solutions, injectables, syringes, or medical waste.

Quote from Captain Steve Lynch (BPD – Special Investigations Commander)

"Prescription drug abuse, accidental poisonings and overdoses are increasing at alarming rates. Prescription medications are often times readily accessible in household medicine cabinets and end up in the wrong hands. This is a public safety issue and I am glad to see that we have a unique opportunity to offer the citizens in our communities an avenue for disposing of unwanted and expired pills. This Nationwide Prescription Drug Take Back Day on September 25th will be a success whether we take in a small amount or a large amount of pills, because it may save someone’s life."

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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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