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National Drug Take Back Day is coming up: Kentwood Police encourage community participation


The Kentwood Police Department is asking the community to take part in its annual Drug Take Back Day.

The Kentwood Police Department is once again hosting “Drug Take Back Day”. It will be held on Saturday, Oct. 29 as part of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s National Prescription Drug Take Back initiative.

The goal of the event is to provide a safe, convenient and responsible way for community members to dispose of prescription drugs as well as educate the public about the potential for abuse of medications.

Here’s Kentwood Police Department Captain, Ryan Vanderveen.

"Residents are encouraged to drop off any unused, unwanted or expired prescription pills and patches between 10 and 2 at the Kentwood Police Department on Walma Avenue.

Liquids, needles and sharp objects cannot be accepted.

The service is free and anonymous, with no questions asked."

Authorities add, community members can safely dispose of unused and/or expired prescription medications year-round in the Kentwood Police Department’s lobby 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

You can learn more about Kentwood’s year-round Drug Take Back program, at kentwood.us/DrugTakeBack.

Jennifer is an award winning broadcast news journalist with more than two decades of professional television news experience including the nation's fifth largest news market. She's worked as both news reporter and news anchor for television and radio in markets from Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo all the way to San Francisco, California.
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