Twin Lakes PD to hold pharmaceutical take back event May 16

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On Saturday, May 16, 2015, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration will coordinate the eighth National Pharmaceutical Take Back Initiative (NTBI VI).

The Twin Lakes Police Department, is a partner and will participate in this take-back initiative on Saturday, May 16. Between 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. that day, TLPD will have an officer in the parking lot to accept the medications to make it easier for residents not to have to exit their vehicle.

The TLPD station is one of six locations in Kenosha County that has a Medication Drop Box. The TLPD drop box is available 24/7, located in the lobby of the Police Department located at 920 Lance Drive in Twin Lakes.

Like the seven previous collection efforts, NTBI VI is a collaborative effort with state and local law enforcement agencies focused on removing potentially dangerous pharmaceutical controlled substances from our nation’s medicine This one-day effort will continue to bring national focus to the issue of pharmaceutical controlled substance abuse.  This is a great opportunity for those who missed the previous events, or who have subsequently accumulated unwanted, unused prescription drugs, to safely dispose of those medications. Controlled, non-controlled, and over-the-counter substances may be collected. The general public is often unaware of the distinction in medication status. Also included is pet medication, ointments and creams.

For Wisconsin participants, liquids will be accepted during this initiative. However, the liquids must be in their original packaging and evenly distributed within the boxes of collected solid prescription medications. No drums/containers of liquids without the original packaging will be accepted. Additionally, inhalers and needles/sharps will not be accepted.



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