National Drug Take Back Day

October 26, 2019 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Chinook Pharmacy
11 S Forks Ave
Forks, WA 98331







National Drug Take Back Day

Drug Take Back last spring. Photo Christi Baron

The Port Angeles Police Department and Clallam County Sheriff’s Office will be participating in the free DEA National Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, Oct. 26, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The two Drug Take Back locations will be in the main parking lot of the Clallam County Courthouse located at 223 E. 4th Street in Port Angeles, and the Chinook Pharmacy located at 11 S. Forks Avenue in Forks.

The free events will be staffed by the Port Angeles Police Department and Clallam County Sheriff’s Office. Citizens will be able to drop off potentially dangerous, expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. No questions will be asked and individuals will not be asked for their identification. Individuals may bring controlled and non-controlled prescription drugs, as well as, over the counter (OTC) medications to the collection sites.

To help combat the continued vaping health crisis across the country, vaping pens and cartridges will also be collected (please remove batteries). However, Intra-venous solutions, injectables, syringes, or medical waste will not be accepted due to potential hazards posed by blood-borne pathogens. The free events are completely anonymous and no identification is required in order to participate.

This will be the 18th National Drug Take Back Day sponsored by the Federal Drug Enforcement Agency in cooperation with participating local law enforcement agencies.