As of Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Area law enforcement agencies will be collecting unwanted prescription drugs this Saturday, April 30, as part of an annual nationwide effort with the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) to prevent medication abuse and theft. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.
- Grangeville Police Department, 225 West North Street, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For information: 983-1351.
- Kamiah Marshal’s Office, 507 Main Street, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. In conjunction with Kamiah Community Partners Coalition (KCPC).
- Kooskia City Hall, 026 South Main Street, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. In conjunction with KCPC.
- In Cottonwood, residents can contact city hall, 962-3231, to arrange for medications drop-off.
Only pills and patches can be accepted; DEA cannot accept liquids, needles or sharps.
This initiative addresses both public safety and health issues. Unused or expired medicines in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse and abuse. Also, past methods of meds disposal in trash or toilets are no longer recommended due to water and soil contamination.