On April 26th Seattle Police Department and the The Drug Enforcement Administration will be providing you with the opportunity to make your homes and communities safer. On the 26th from 10am-2pm you can drop off any unused or unwanted drugs at local precincts with no questions asked.
You can find the drop-off site in your neighborhood by visiting our precinct map. The North Precinct is located at 10049 College Way North, just north of North Seattle Community College.
Over three and a half years these events have netted 1,700 tons of expired and unwanted drugs nationwide. In Seattle alone we collected over 600 pounds of drugs during one day.
This program helps address the public safety and health concerns over prescription medications that sit unused in cabinets nationwide. Over the past four years, the abuse of prescription drugs has increased among NE Seattle middle and high school students. According to the DEA, more Americans died in 2010 from overdoses of prescription medications than from motor vehicle accidents. and surveys of drug users found the majority of abused prescription drugs are taken from family members and friends.
Help make your home and community safer by bringing your unwanted prescriptions to your local precinct on Drug Take-Back Day.