Got unwanted over-the-counter or prescription drugs?
McMinnville Police Department will be accepting medication this Saturday, Oct. 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The department is participating in a National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day by the Drug Enforcement Agency.
“If anyone has any over-the-counter medication or prescription medication they would like to drop off, I’ll be here accepting those,” said McMinnville Police Department Capt. Derwin Adcock. “I’ll be sitting in front of the building under an awning. Just pull up. You don’t even have to get out of your car.”
If individuals have items they would like to drop off, but they cannot make the four-hour window, the Police Department has a medicine disposal container located inside its lobby. It is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for people who have medication they no longer want.
Acceptable items include prescription medications, all over-the-counter medications, pet medications, medicated ointment, lotions or drops, liquid medications in leak-proof containers, inhalers, pills in any packaging, including glass, plastic or Ziploc bags or foil.
Not acceptable items include illegal drugs and narcotics, needles or syringes with needles, blood sugar equipment, thermometers, IV bags, bloody or infectious waste, or personal care products, such as shampoo and lotion.
National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, much like the disposal container, is 100 percent anonymous. It is recommended the medication be in its original container, if possible. The name and address need to be marked out. However, do not cross out the name of the medication.
McMinnville Police Department is located at 204 Red Road and can be reached by calling 473-3808.