Thursday, Sept. 28, 2023 |
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LIHUE — The Kauai Police Department on Thursday installed its new medication drop box at KPD headquarters in Lihue.
“A medication drop box provides a way for the public to safely dispose of unused prescription medications all year long, and further prevents the misuse and abuse of these drugs,” stated Acting Chief of Police Michael Contrades. “The Kauai Police Department is pleased to provide this medication drop box for our community.”
KPD’s new medication drop box program was formed through a statewide collaboration between state, county and federal agencies including all four county police departments.
Anyone wishing to drop off unused prescription medication can do so by placing it in a clear bag and inserting it in the drop box.
Tablets, capsules and all other solid dosage forms of medication — prescription or nonprescription — including patches, are accepted. New or used needles and syringes are not accepted.
This service is free and anonymous, and no questions will be asked.
Darryl Perry, who had been employed with the KPD since Oct. 1, 2007 when he was hired as the police chief, retired effective July 31.
Would have been helpful to include the address of the police station.
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