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Prescription Drug Drop Off

Lewiston Police Prescription Drug Drop Off Information

As of March 21, 2012 the Lewiston Police Department is now accepting unused prescription drugs for disposal.  The investigations section placed a prescription drug turn in box in the lobby of the police department for use by the public. 

The idea behind the prescription drug turn in box is to allow for the safe disposal of unused medications.  Proper disposal keeps medications from contaminating our waterways (flushing them down the toilet) and more importantly out of the hands of our youth and others who might steal them from a loved one’s medicine cabinet. 

The following items will be accepted:  unfilled prescription slips, prescriptions drugs, patches, ointments, samples, and medication for pets. 

The following items ARE NOT ACCEPTED: syringes, liquids, bio-hazards, and inhalers.  No illegal drugs are accepted through this drop off. 
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The drugs collected will be destroyed periodically by taking them to the incinerator in Spokane, Washington.  This is the procedure used by the Idaho State Police and Idaho Board of Pharmacy.
 

If you have any questions contact Det. Brian Birdsell at the Lewiston Police Department at (208) 746-0171.