By Garrett Christensen on Tuesday, September 6th, 2022 in Featured Stories Northeastern Oregon News
LA GRANDE – (Release from the La Grande Police Department) On Saturday, October 29, 2022, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the La Grande Police Department, partnering with the Union County Safe Communities Coalition, Northeast Oregon Network, and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration will give the public its opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous, expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your medications for disposal to the La Grande Safeway parking lot, located on the east end of Adams Avenue at 2111 Adams Avenue. (We cannot accept liquids or needles, only pills or patches.) The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.
This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the United States are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs.For more information about the disposal of prescription drugs or about the October 29th Take Back Day event, go to www.DEATakeBack.com or contact the La Grande Police Department at 541-963-1017.