Life’s Choices Kaua‘i Coordinator Theresa Koki, left, and KPD’s Johnette Chun stand next to the boxes of nearly 275 pounds of prescription medications collected during last year’s Drug Take Back Day at KPD Headquarters in Līhu‘e. Contributed photo

The Kaua‘i Police Department is collecting unused, unwanted or expired prescription medications and other drugs on Saturday, Oct. 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at KPD headquarters, at 3990 Ka‘ana Street, in Līhu‘e, according to a County of Kaua‘i news release.

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 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 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, visit or contact KPD Investigative Services Bureau Assistant Chief Bryson Ponce at 241-1681.

If you need an auxiliary aid/service or other accommodation due to a disability, call 241-1681 as soon as possible. Requests made as early as possible will allow adequate time to fulfill your request.


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