Klamath Falls Police Announce Prescription Drug Take Back Event
On Saturday, April 28, 2018, between 10:00am and 2:00pm, the Klamath Falls Police Department will host a Prescription Drug Take Back Event. This is the 15th opportunity the Klamath Falls Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has provided the public in the past seven years.
The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day addresses a crucial public safety and public health issue. According to the 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 6.4 million Americans abused controlled prescription drugs. The study shows that a majority of abused prescription drugs were obtained from family and friends, often from the home medicine cabinet.
The Prescription Drug Take Back Event provides an opportunity for community members to prevent drug addiction and overdose deaths.
Bring your pills for disposal to Klamath Falls Police Department at 2501 Shasta Way. Please note, we cannot accept liquids, needles or sharps. ONLY pills and patches will be accepted for disposal. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.
Last October, Oregonians turned in 10,210 pounds of prescription drugs at 56 collection sites operated by 49 local law enforcement agencies. When those results are combined with the national totals, community members from across the country turned in 912,305 lbs. (456 Tons) of unused prescription drugs during the Prescription Drug Take Back Event.
For more information about the disposal of prescription drugs or about the Take Back Day event on April 28th, call the Klamath Falls Police Department at (541) 883-5336.
Press Release from City of Klamath Falls Police