Prescription Drug Take Back Day Results

The Lakeport Police Department recently participated in the Drug Enforcement Administration National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.

Community members safely disposed of 58 pounds of unneeded prescription drugs, including opioids. We thank the community for participating in this valuable program because removing these drugs from the community prevents abuse, keeps kids safe and protects the environment.

Additionally, in the time between our last event in October 2023 and this year, we collected an additional 61 pounds of prescription drugs, placing the current total turned over to the DEA at 119 pounds.

Since January 1, 2019, the Lakeport Police Department has collected a total of 1,376 pounds of dangerous prescription drugs.

We want to thank SafeRx Lake County and Lake County Health Services for assisting us with this event and for providing Naloxone, educational materials, and training to the community regarding opioids and vape products.

We would like to remind the community that we continue to accept prescription drugs for disposal at our police station, 2025 South Main Street, during business hours, Monday-Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

More information is available from Chief of Police Brad Rasmussen, (707) 263-5491.

Curated by The Bloom Staff

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