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Medicine “Take Back Day” Saturday

The Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office, is participating in a medicine take-back day. This is a national event by the U. S. Drug Enforcement Administration. Locally, it is being held with assistance from the Kitsap Public Health District.

Prescription drugs that are no longer being taken by the prescribed individual can be dropped off the Kitsap Sheriff’s Community Resource Office, Kitsap Mall, 10315 Silverdale Way NW, Silverdale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 26.

Types of medications accepted include prescription and over the counter medications. All solid medications and non-injectable liquids such as cough syrup and liquid Tylenol will be accepted. All drugs must be in some type of container or bag. Please don’t mix different drugs in containers or bags as reactions can occur.

Types of drugs that can’t be accepted: insulin, illicit substances, such as methamphetamine or marijuana syringes and medical waste.

The take back is anonymous — those turning in medications do so without having to provide any information.

 

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