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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