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Police Department accepting unwanted medication Saturday
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Do you have unwanted over-the-counter or prescription drugs?

McMinnville Police Department will be accepting medication this Saturday, Oct. 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The department is participating in 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 at the side of the building. Just pull up. You don’t even have to get out of your car.”

Not accepted will be needles or liquid medications over 4 ounces.

If individuals have items they would like to drop off, but cannot make the four-hour window, the Police Department has a medicine disposal container located inside its lobby available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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 is 100 percent anonymous. McMinnville Police Department is located at 204 Red Road and can be reached at 473-3808.