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Bellevue police to host drug disposal event this weekend

Bellevue, Nebraska – On October 28th, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Bellevue Police Department, in collaboration with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), is offering a significant service to the community.

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This event is aimed at combating pill abuse and preventing the theft of prescription drugs by providing a safe and secure way for residents to dispose of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs.

Members of the public are invited to bring their pills for disposal to the Bellevue Police Department, located at 1510 Wall Street. This initiative is a crucial step in ensuring that these medications do not end up in the wrong hands or contribute to the growing issue of prescription drug abuse. It’s an opportunity for the community to actively participate in making their homes and neighborhoods safer.

The process is simple and user-friendly. Participants can bring their unused or expired medications to the event, and the Bellevue Police Department will ensure that these substances are disposed of safely and responsibly. It’s important to note that while the service is free and entirely anonymous, there are some limitations. The DEA cannot accept liquids, needles, or other sharp objects; they will only be accepting pills or patches.

This event is not just about disposal; it’s about taking proactive steps to protect families and the community from the potential dangers associated with unused prescription drugs. By participating, residents are contributing to a safer environment and helping to prevent abuse and theft related to these medications.

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