The results are in: National Drug Take Back Day a success

This year’s National Drug Take Back Day was a success, if the local collection results are any indication.

Local community drug prevention coalitions, along with the Spokane Police Department and CHAS Health met last Saturday to provide a safe place for members of the Spokane community to dispose of their unused and expired medications.

The day was held as a step toward combating the growing opioid epidemic in Spokane.

According to a statement released by the Spokane Police Department, the event collected close to 234 pounds of medication at the CHAS Health Marktet St. Clinic, and an additional 151 pounds with the C.O.P.S. North Central.

Those who missed the event and are looking to dispose of medications can do so at one of three drop box locations:

· Public Safety Building at 1100 W. Mallon Ave.
· SPD North Precinct/C.O.P.S. Northeast at 5124 N. Market St.
· SPD Downtown Precinct at 221 W. First Ave.

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