Long Beach Police Department to Partner with Local Hospital to Take Back Prescription Drugs • Long Beach Post

Dispose of your prescription drugs safely this Saturday at Long Beach Medical Center as part of a “Drug Take-Back” event in collaboration with the Long Beach Police Department (LBPD).

ADVERTISEMENT - Story continues below
Advertise with the Post

The free, anonymous drive-thru service will be offered from 10:00AM to 2:00PM. Drivers just need to drive up to a disposal bin.

The driver of the 25th, 50th, 75th and 100th participating vehicles will be awarded a pair of Aquarium of the Pacific tickets, according to LBPD officials.

“This initiative seeks to prevent increased pill abuse and theft through the collection of potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs,” the LBPD said in a statement. “Previous events the department hosted yielded hundreds of pounds of pharmaceuticals and we are hoping this event will be just as successful.”

Officials said throwing away unused medications or flushing them down the toilet present potential safety and health hazards. Once these pills are collected on Saturday they will be turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration who will safely destroy them.

For more information regarding the National Take Back Initiative, visit www.dea.gov or contact the Long Beach Police Department’s Drug Investigations Section at (562) 570-7221.

The Long Beach Medical Center is located at 2801 Atlantic Avenue.

Stephanie Rivera covers immigration and the north, west and central parts of Long Beach. Reach her at [email protected] or on Twitter at @StephRivera88.

Free news isn’t cheap.

We believe that everyone should have access to important local news, for free.

However, it costs money to keep a local news organization like this one—independently owned and operated here in Long Beach, without the backing of any national corporation—alive.

If independent local news is important to you, please consider supporting us with a monthly or one-time contribution. Read more.

Select Payment Method
Personal Info

This is a secure SSL encrypted payment.

Donation Total: $5.00 Monthly


Share this:

« »