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National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is Saturday, April 28

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, which will run from 10am to 2pm on Saturday, April 28th, 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 police department will not accept needles and 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.

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

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