Where to take your drugs on National Drug Take Back Day

Published: Oct. 27, 2023 at 10:37 PM AKDT
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FAIRBANKS, Alaska (KTVF) - Saturday, Oct. 28, is National Drug Take Back Day. This effort provides communities across the country a reminder to gather up their unused or unwanted drugs and dispose of them in a safe way.

This includes medications and other drugs... basically anything that could be misused or abused.

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Fairbanks Police Dept. (FPD) officers will stand outside the station parking lot at 911 Cushman Street, helping Fairbanks dispose of those unwanted substances. The North Pole Police Dept. will also be participating in National Drug Take Back Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at their station located at 125 Snowman Lane.

They say it’s extremely important to participate in these proper disposal opportunities to keep dangerous substances out of the home and off the street.

“Anytime that we can get these kinds of drugs off the street or out of homes, it’s a win,” said Ron Dupee, the Chief of Police for the FPD. “We have a lot of youth that, this is how they’re able to get a hold of these types of drugs, through medicine cabinets or relatives, things like that, so if you’re done using those medications, we just ask bring them in and prevent these overdoses and prevent the use of these illegal substances.”

These locations can also take in unwanted drugs year round. FPD specifically has drug drop box in the station entry way.