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Lamar Police Department – National Prescription Drug & Sharps Take Back Day

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The Lamar Police Department will be participating in the National Drug Take-Back Initiative in cooperation with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. The program is designed for people with unwanted and unused prescription drugs to safely dispose of those medications. One goal of the program is to ensure prescription medications are not used in an improper or illegal manner.

The collection point will be in the front of the City Complex Building, 505 South Main Street, on the south end. Please feel free to pull into the front driveway from Parmenter Street and exit at Pearl Street. There will be representatives on hand to assist with the collection. There is no charge for the collection of the prescription medications. The collection day will be Saturday, April 30th, from 10am to 2pm.

The police department will not accept needles & sharps, mercury thermometers, oxygen containers, chemo/radioactive substances, pressurized canisters, illicit drugs or other medical supplies.

Anyone with unused, unwanted, or expired medications is encouraged to take part in the program.

If you have any questions concerning the National Drug Take-Back Initiative, please call the Lamar Police Department at 719-336-4341.

35 prescription drug deaths occur every month in Colorado.  Four our of five heroin users began first with recreational use of Rx pain relievers.  There were 118 heroin deaths in Colorado in 2013.  Nearly 224,000 Coloradans misuse prescription drugs each year!

Editor’s Note: Prowers County Health and Environment is partnering with the LPD and members will be on hand at the site to accept sharps, lancets and syringes for safe disposal.

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