National Drug Take Back Day Scheduled Saturday
The Kaua‘i Police Department (KPD) is collecting unused, unwanted, or expired medications on National Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, April 24, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at KPD headquarters, located at 3990 Ka‘ana Street, in Līhu‘e.
Tablets, capsules, liquids and other forms of medication – prescription or nonprescription – including patches, are accepted. New or used needles and syringes are not accepted.
This service is free and anonymous, and no questions will be asked.
Drug Take Back Day is part of a national initiative coordinated by the US Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) which focuses on providing a safe, convenient, and responsible method of disposing of medications, while also educating the community about the potential for abuse and consequences of improper storage and disposal.
Anyone who is not able to participate in this National Drug Take Back Day can visit KPD headquarters at any time and anonymously drop off any unused or expired medication via the permanently installed medication dropbox.
For more information on the National Drug Take Back Initiative, please visit the DEA’s website at www.dea.gov, or contact KPD Investigative Services Bureau Assistant Chief Bryson Ponce at 808-241-1681.