October 2023 Drug Takeback Event Results

Posted Mon, 10/30/2023 - 2:05pm
LAKE OSWEGO - On Saturday, October 28, 2023, Officer Drew Boggs, Evidence Technician Nikki Spiegel, Evidence Technician Stephanie Busse, Lead Security & Safety Coordinator Crystalline Williams, and Mary's Wood security enjoyed a crisp fall day and participated in the twice-yearly DEA Drug Take Back! DEA Diversion Investigator Michelle Mai also joined us for part of the event. 

The event was conducted as a drive-thru and was very successful! We assisted 189 citizens in disposing of prescription and over-the-counter meds, totaling approximately 480 pounds!

On the previous Take Back Day, April 22, 2023, we assisted 352 vehicles/citizens in disposing of a total of 599.5 pounds.

The event was held at the Mary’s Woods campus. A sincere thank you to Patrick, Crystalline, and the Mary's Woods staff for helping with signage and directing traffic.

We passed out treats this year and visited with many dogs, both on foot and in cars.

The next DEA Take Back Day is tentatively scheduled for April 2024. Keep an eye out for details closer to the event!