Drug Take Back Sites In Everett And Snohomish County

April 30, 2016

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Collection sites will be staffed until 2PM today.

It’s National Drug Take Back Day. Shari Ireton from the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office provides some insight into what it means…

The goal of the Drug Take-Back Day is to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications. In 2015, more than four tons of unwanted medications were collected as part of the Drug Take Back Program in Snohomish County alone.

The Drug Take-Back program is an important tool in the fight against drug abuse in Snohomish County, including the growing heroin epidemic.

“Many of today’s heroin addicts started with prescription drug abuse,” said Snohomish Regional Drug Task Force Commander Pat Slack. Slack said the abuse of prescription drugs like oxycodone is often a gateway for many of today’s heroin users because opioid prescription painkillers have the same effect on the brain and body as heroin. When the supply of prescription drugs runs out, users turn to the nearest (and often cheaper) alternative: heroin.

“We know we cannot fight the problem through arrest and incarceration alone,” said Slack. “We need Snohomish County communities to help us get opioid prescription drugs out of the hands of those who will abuse or misuse them.”

In Everett you can take unused prescription drugs to the Everett Police north precinct at 3002 Wetmore in downtown Everett. Here are other locations nearby the 98203 zip code as provided by DEA Diversion Control…

Take Back Day: Saturday, April 30, 2016 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

PARTICIPANTS NAME COLLECTION SITE ADDRESS CITY STATE, ZIP ~DISTANCE
SNOHOMISH COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE MUKILTEO POLICE DEPARTMENT 10500 47TH PLACE WEST MUKILTEO WA, 98275 4 miles. Map
SNOHOMISH COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE HOME & ABOUT HOME CARE 15121 HWY 99 LYNNWOOD WA, 98087 6 miles. Map
SNOHOMISH COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE SNOHOMISH COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE – SOUTH PRECINCT 15928 MILL CREEK BLVD MILL CREEK WA, 98012 8 miles. Map
SNOHOMISH COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE TULALIP TRIBAL POLICE DEPARTMENT 6103 31ST AVENUE NESUITE A TULALIP WA, 98271 11 miles. Map
SNOHOMISH COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE SNOHOMISH COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE – NORTH PRECINCT 15100 40TH AVENUE NE MARYSVILLE WA, 98271 11 miles. Map
SNOHOMISH COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE BRIER POLICE DEPARTMENT 2901 228TH STREET SW BRIER WA, 98036 11 miles. Map
SNOHOMISH COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE LYNNWOOD POLICE DEPARTMENT
SPECIAL HOURS: 8AM TO NOON
19321 44TH AVENUE WEST LYNNWOOD WA, 98036 11 miles. Map
SNOHOMISH COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE MARYSVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT 1635 GROVE ST. MARYSVILLE WA, 98270 9 miles. Map
SNOHOMISH COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE EDMONDS POLICE DEPARTMENT 250 5TH AVENUE NORTH EDMONDS WA, 98020 13 miles. Map
LAKE STEVENS POLICE DEPARTMENT BARTELL DRUGS
SPECIAL HOURS: 9AM TO 1PM
621 SR 9 NE LAKE STEVENS WA, 98258 12 miles. Map

You can also drop off unwanted prescriptions at most of the above locations as part of their regular drug take back programs during normal business hours Monday – Friday.


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One Response to “Drug Take Back Sites In Everett And Snohomish County”

  1. Ray Says:

    Did I miss the Everett drop off location or is it still Smith Ave???