Unused prescription drugs can be dropped off Saturday at 11 Pierce County locations for the annual Drug Take Back Day.
Hosted by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the event is intended to provide a safe place to discard unwanted medicine or controlled substances.
People can drop off drugs 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at:
▪ Puyallup Police Department, 311 W. Pioneer, Puyallup.
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▪ Gig Harbor City Hall lobby, 3510 Grandview St., Gig Harbor.
▪ Pierce County sheriff’s South Hill precinct, 271 John Bananola Way E., Puyallup.
▪ Sumner Police Department lobby, 1104 Maple St., Sumner.
▪ Edgewood/Milton Police Department collection site in Bank of America’s parking lot, 628 Meridian E.
▪ Tacoma Police Department’s substation in Wapato Park, 1501 S. 72nd St., Tacoma.
▪ Steilacoom Department of Public Safety, 601 Main St., Steilacoom.
▪ Tacoma Police Department’s substation at Kandle Park, 5140 N. 26th St., Tacoma.
▪ Tacoma Police Department’s substation at Stewart heights Park, 400 E. 56th St., Tacoma.
▪ Tacoma Police Department, 1524 Martin Luther King Junior Way, Tacoma.
▪ Pierce County sheriff’s Parkland-Spanaway precinct, 495 Shandon Wright Way South, Tacoma.
Last year, more drugs were turned in nationwide than any year since the event started in 2010.
Americans turned in 893,498 pounds of unwanted medicine — about 447 tons — at nearly 5,400 sites across the country. The previous record was 390 tons in 2014.
Stacia Glenn: 253-597-8653