Saturday’s Drug Take Back Day to Accept Vaping Devices
Vape Pens Latest Addition to Drop-Off Sites
Saturday is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, and for the first time, drop-off sites are accepting vaping devices.
The Golden Valley Police Department is one of the agencies participating in the program. New this time, e-cigarettes and cartridges are accepted for disposal along with unwanted medicines during National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.
The move comes after several deaths and illnesses linked to vaping. Last month, we told you about one of those illnesses. Elijah McClure of Brooklyn Park was hospitalized with lung injuries from his vaping habit. Cases like Elijah have local police eager to help people get rid of unwanted drugs and vaping devices.
“Certainly, with all the stuff going on, we want to help do our part. If people think that is a product or item they don’t want to have to deal with we’ll be happy to dispose of that for them,” said Commander Steve Johnson with Golden Valley Police.
One of the local drug take-back boxes is in the lobby of the Golden Valley police department. It’s open 24 hours. So you don’t have to wait until Saturday to get rid of unwanted prescription drugs or vaping devices.