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Drug Take-Back Day offers convenient drive thru drop-off at LCSC parking lot

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If you have any old un-needed prescription drugs, one local group wants to help you get rid of them, safely.

Next Wednesday, April 26, Resources Empowering Action for Community Health, or REACH, is teaming up with Lewiston police for their second Drug Take-Back day.

The event runs from 10:00a.m. until 2:00 in the afternoon, with a drive-thru type drop-off in the Lewis-Clark State College library parking lot.

The event helps people discard old prescription drugs, and it also prevents them from falling into the wrong hands.

"One Idahoan dies every 39 hours from a drug overdose and so this is a prevention effort just to keep prescription drugs out of the hands of kids,” said Tami Jeffords, LCSC Counselor. “Our youth are more vulnerable to addiction and we want to do everything we can to prevent that."

You can drop off any prescription or over-the-counter meds, supplements and vitamins, and even pet meds to be properly disposed of by police. However, they will not be accepting needles or syringes, liquids, or inhalers. You can black out your personal information, but please leave medication info visible.

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