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Unwanted prescription drugs to be taken back in program

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Unwanted and unused prescription drugs will be accepted for disposal at sites around the state as part of the 6th annual National Take Back Initiative on Saturday.

The initiative is sponsored by the Department of the Attorney General in partnership with the Drug Enforcement Administration and state Narcotics Enforcement Division as a way to dispose of medications in a safe, free and anonymous way, thereby helping to prevent accidental poisoning, improper use of the drugs or contamination of the water supply.

Tablets, capsules and all other solid forms of medication will be accepted between 10 a.m. at 2 p.m. at the following locations:

Oahu: Hawaii State Capitol, Kahala Mall, Kapolei Police Station, Marine Corps Exchange, Pearl Harbor Navy Exchange, Schofield Barracks Army and Air Force Exchange Service Post Exhange, Town Center of Mililani, and Windward Mall.

Big Island: Army Aviation Support Facility and Hawaii Police Department Kona Police Station parking lot.

Kauai: Kauai Police Department parking lot.

Maui: Maui Police Department parking lot.

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