LAPD To Conduct Biannual DEA Drug Takeback Day Oct. 29


On Saturday, Oct. 29, the Los Alamos Police Department will conduct its biannual DEA Drug Take Back Day. This event will begin at 10:00 a.m. and will run until 2:00 p.m. and will be held in the north parking lot (off Central Avenue) of the Los Alamos Police Department. 

The following items will not be accepted: Needles/sharps, any liquids or creams, and aerosol/ compressed medications.  For this event, we will have supplies available for people to be able to dispose of their liquids, creams, and aerosols on site.  We will also have a sharps container available for anyone to drop off their injectable medications.  

This drug diversion program is a part of a national initiative by the DEA. The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the public about the potential for abuse of medications.

This program has been highly successful for the Los Alamos Police Department, and we are excited to bring this program back.  

If you have any questions, please contact Det. Joseph Robinson, at (505) 663-1888.