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National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

On the heels of an annual report that saw an increase in deaths due to opioid abuse, the Federal Government, as well as local agencies, want the public to know they're aware.

For the 13th consecutive year, the DEA will team up with local law enforcement agencies to sponsor "Take Back Day,” a no questions asked opportunity to hand over any or all prescription pills that could lead down a terrible road.

"As far as we know from this point throughout the future, we will continue to do local take backs," said DEA Special Agent Tracy Simmons.

"Most of the people that we see get hooked on heroine start with prescription pills," claimed Simmons. "Four out of five I think is the number that's routinely spoken about."

You can turn in your pills at any of the following locations tomorrow from 10 am to 2 pm:

Spokane DEA & Spokane Valley PD – Spokane Valley Police Department Parking Lot
12710 East Sprague Avenue
Spokane Valley, WA  99216

Post Falls Police Department – Post Falls City Hall
408 North Spokane Street
Post Falls, ID 83854

Coeur d'Alene Police Department – Coeur d'Alene High School
5530 North 4th Street
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83815

7905 N Division Spokane, WA 99208

1708 W Northwest Blvd Spokane, WA 99205 - 12-3pm

2105 E Wellesley Spokane, WA 99207- 12-3pm