County hosts Drug Take Back Day on April 27

The Kaua‘i Police Department (KPD) is collecting unused, unwanted, or expired prescription medications and other drugs on National Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, April 27, 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, will be accepted. New or used needles and syringes will not be 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 U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) which focuses on providing a safe, convenient, and responsible method of disposing 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 drop box.

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 241-1681.

            To request an ASL Interpreter, materials in an alternate format, or other auxiliary aid support, or an interpreter for a language other than English, please call 241-1681.