LAPD’s Fall DEA Drug Take Back Day Is Saturday, Oct. 28


On Saturday, Oct. 28, 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 end at 2:00 p.m.  The drop off location will be in the north parking lot (off Central Avenue) of the Police Department. 

Items that have not been accepted in the past include: Needles/sharps, any liquids or creams, and aerosols/compressed medications.  For this event, we will have supplies available for people to dispose of their liquids, creams, and aerosols on site.  We will also have a sharps container available to drop off 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 supply a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposal for 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.