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Dispose of Old Medication at these Snohomish County Sites

Disposal of Old Medication in Snohomish County can Save Lives!

Did you know that unintentional drug poisoning is at a record high in Snohomish County?  Between 2000 and 2011, the number has more than tripled from 46 reported cases to over 150.

You can help prevent drug poisonings by safely disposing of expired or unwanted medications on National Drug Take-back Day on Saturday, April 27th.

To help protect the public’s safety and health, area law enforcement agencies and Bartell Drug will participate in National Drug Take-back Day, Saturday, April 27 at sites throughout the county.  Please see a list, below.   The sites accept unused, expired and unwanted prescription drugs, including narcotic painkillers and other medications.  Only law enforcement locations can accept controlled substances, such as Ativan and OxyContin. Leave all items in their original containers.

All police departments in the county have drop-boxes available year-round, Monday through Friday, including the NCIS office at Naval Station Everett, the Washington State Patrol office in Marysville, and tribal police stations on the Tulalip and Stillaguamish reservations.

Additionally, two Group Health locations and many Bartell Drugstores accept unwanted vitamins, pet medications, over-the-counter medications, inhalers and unopened EpiPens year-round.

The Everett Herald compiled this handy list of drop-off spots for expired drugs:

Arlington, 10 a.m. to noon, Arlington Police Department, 11 E. Third St., Arlington;

Edmonds, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Edmonds Police Department, 250 Fifth Ave. N., Edmonds;

Everett, 8 a.m. to noon, Everett Police Department North Precinct, 3002 Wetmore Ave., Everett;

Freeland, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Island County Sheriff South Precinct office, 5521 E. Harbor Road, Freeland;

Lake Stevens, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Bartell Drugs, 621 Highway 9 NE, Lake Stevens;

Lynnwood, 8 a.m. to noon, Lynnwood Police Department, 19321 44th Ave. W., Lynnwood;

Lynnwood, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Home & About Home Care, 15121 Highway 99, Lynnwood;

Marysville, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Marysville Police Department, 1635 Grove St., Marysville;

Mill Creek, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Snohomish County Sheriff South Precinct, 15928 Mill Creek Blvd.;

Mountlake Terrace, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Mountlake Terrace Police Department, 5906 232nd St. SW, Mountlake Terrace;

Snohomish, 8 a.m. to noon, Snohomish Police Department, 230 Maple Ave., Snohomish.

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