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Got Drugs? Drug Take-Back Initiative

The Hawaiʻi Police Department is encouraging the public to participate in a nationwide prescription drug take-back initiative being sponsored in Hawaiʻi by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the state Department of the Attorney General and the Department of Public Safety.

Got Drugs 2013

On Saturday, October 26, members of the public may turn in unused, unneeded or expired prescription medications between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the following collection sites for safe, anonymous disposal:

Army Aviation Support Facility
(adjacent to Civil Air Patrol)
1095 Kekūanāoʻa St.
Hilo
Kona police station parking lot
74-611 Hale Makaʻi Place
Kailua-Kona

Tablets, capsules and all other solid dosage forms will be accepted. Intravenous solutions, injectables and syringes will not be accepted.

Illicit substances such as marijuana or methamphetamine are not a part of this initiative.

Having unused and expired medicine in your home increases the risk of prescription drug abuse and accidental poisoning. Proper disposal also helps reduce the risk of prescription drugs entering a human water supply or potentially harming aquatic life.

For more information about the drug take-back program, visit http://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/drug_disposal/takeback/index.html.

Got Drugs? Drug Take-Back Initiative

The Hawaiʻi Police Department is encouraging the public to participate in a nationwide prescription drug take-back initiative being sponsored in Hawaiʻi by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the state Department of the Attorney General and the Department of Public Safety.

Got Drugs
On Saturday, April 27, members of the public may turn in unused, unneeded or expired prescription medications between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the following collection sites for safe, anonymous disposal:

Army Aviation Support Facility
(adjacent to Civil Air Patrol)
1095 Kekūanāoʻa St.
Hilo

Kona police station parking lot
74-611 Hale Makaʻi Place
Kailua-Kona

Tablets, capsules and all other solid dosage forms will be accepted. Intravenous solutions, injectables and syringes will not be accepted.

Illicit substances such as marijuana or methamphetamine are not a part of this initiative.

Having unused and expired medicine in your home increases the risk of prescription drug abuse and accidental poisoning. Proper disposal also helps reduce the risk of prescription drugs entering a human water supply or potentially harming aquatic life.

For more information about the drug take-back program, visit http://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/drug_disposal/takeback/index.html.

 

Federal Jury Convicts Honolulu Man For Indoor Marijuana Operation

On November 16, 2012, a federal jury found Chico Martines, age 36, guilty of conspiracy to manufacture and cultivate more than 100 marijuana plants after a five-day trial. According to information produced in court, Martines was growing marijuana indoors on the second floor of a commercial establishment in Honolulu. Martines was acquitted of a second marijuana charge.

Chico Martines

United States Attorney Florence T. Nakakuni said that Martines, a Honolulu resident, faces up to life imprisonment for his convictions, with a mandatory minimum term of imprisonment of ten years due to his having a prior methamphetamine trafficking conviction, when he is sentenced on March 4, 2013.

The case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the State of Hawaii Narcotics Enforcement Division and the Honolulu Police Department. Assistant United States Attorney Thomas Muehleck handled the prosecution.

Hawaii Island Prescription Drug Collection Event

Do you have any unused or expired medication sitting around that you are unsure of how to dispose of properly? If so, then please see the information below to find out when and how you can get rid of your unused prescription and over the counter drugs:

Hawaii Island Prescription Drug Collection EventEvent Date: October 29, 2011 – 10:00am – 2:00pm
Location: Hilo –    National Guard Aviation Facility,  1095 Kekūanāo‘a St. (a.k.a. Airport Access Road)
Kona –   TBA

DEA will coordinate a collaborative effort with state and local law enforcement agencies to remove potentially dangerous controlled substances from our nation’s medicine cabinets. The National Take-Back Day provides an opportunity for the public to surrender expired, unwanted, or unused pharmaceutical controlled substances and other medications for destruction. These drugs are a potential source of supply for illegal use and an unacceptable risk to public health and safety.

This one-day effort is intended to bring national focus to the issue of increasing pharmaceutical controlled substance abuse.

The program is anonymous.

Prescription and over the counter solid dosage medications, i.e. tablets and capsules accepted.

Intra-venous solutions, injectables, and needles will not be accepted.

Illicit substances such as marijuana or methamphetamine are not a part of this initiative.

For more information, please visit the National Take-Back Initiative website or the State of Hawai‘i Department of the Attorney General.