HPD Drug Take Back today


The Hoquiam Police Department will host its seventh Drug Take Back Day today from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the department. The department will accept unused or expired medication for safe disposal.

For more information, contact Officer James Gaddis at jgaddis@cityofhoquiam.com. The department is located at 215 10th St., Hoquiam.

The department’s last drug take back event April 27 allowed 53 people to bring in 122 pounds of unwanted prescription medication for safe disposal.

To date, the department has collected a total of 607 pounds of medication through the Drug Enforcement Administration-sponsored program. The DEA covers the cost of incinerating the medication.