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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Get a receipt

The police want you to turn in your unwanted prescription drugs this Saturday, so that the bad guys don't get their hands on them. These medications have also started showing up in drinking water sources, and so it's best to turn them over to the right place.

But forgive me if I'm not just a wee bit amused at handing them to some guys and gals who refuse to be drug-tested at work themselves.

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Could it be that the PPB, whose members will not be drug-tested, partnered with ONI's curious Crime Prevention, decided to gather residents' leftover drugs in advance of the nationwide event? I posted this notice in this forum last Tuesday (14th):

Rx Drug Turn-In Event

Turn in your unused prescription drugs!

Portland Police Bureau and Crime Prevention
Partner to Provide Prescription Drug Turn-In Event

SATURDAY, September 18th 2010
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Gateway Fred Meyer Store
Northeast 102nd and Halsey

Look for the Portland Police Bureau Mobile Precinct

The purpose of the one day event is to destroy unused and potentially dangerous prescription drugs in a manner that raises awareness about the abuse of prescription drugs among teens, while protecting our waterways. Community members will be able to turn in unused prescription medications, obtain information about keeping kids safe from the abuse of prescriptions drugs, and interact with Crime Prevention Coordinators and Portland Police Officers. Prescription medications turned in at this event will be incinerated.


♦ Expired or unwanted prescription medications*
♦ Drugs that are no longer used*
♦ Medicine from deceased family members*
(Leave all medicines in their original containers if possible)
Please do NOT bring thermometers, needles, or medical waste of any type.

For more information contact:
Jenni Bernheisel at 503-823-2781 or Jenni.Bernheisel@portlandoregon.gov

Katherine Anderson
Southeast Crime Prevention Coordinator
Office of Neighborhood Involvement
1081 SE Oak Street
Portland OR 97214

NEW EMAIL ADDRESS Katherine.Anderson@portlandoregon.gov
Visit the Crime Prevention website: www.portlandonline.com/oni/cp

To help ensure equal access to City programs, services and activities, the City of Portland will reasonably modify policies/procedures and provide auxiliary aids/services to persons with disabilities. Call 503-823-4000, or the City's TTY at 503-823-6868, or the Oregon Relay Service at 1-800-735-2900 no less than five (5) business days prior to the event.

Jack, The same "unwanted" turn in your prescription drugs program is going on this weekend in Cape May County, New Jersey. However most of the people I have spoken with think it's just another way to supplement the local cops income!
And thats the truth!

Better keep a watch on the boys if any old Viagra show up.

DEA is running a national program on 9/25.


You can also turn in your unused prescriptions to any pharmacy for disposal, free of charge, despite whether you purchased them there or not.

I get publicizing the fact that you need to not flush or put in the trash your bottle of oxycontin/vicodin/xanax ... but let's not act like these drug turn-in events are turning the world upside down.

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