18th National Prescription Take Back Day

Prescription drugs (file photo)

This Saturday is the 18th National Prescription Take Back Day, an event aimed at ridding homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs.

This year, the Drug Enforcement Administration is doing something a little different as DEA Resident Agent in Charge Edward Talbot says they will also be accepting vaping devices and cartridges.

“It is important to note that devices containing lithium-ion batteries can not be accepted and the batteries must be removed before drop off. Drop off locations for vaping devices, cartridges and prescription drugs are as follows: Agana Shopping Center, Kmart, Andersen Air Force base exchange and the Naval Base Guam Exchange. Last April, Guam, and CNMI residents turned in 675 pounds of prescription drugs,” Talbot said.


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Jolene Toves
Jolene joined the PNC team in 2017, as a producer, co-anchor and investigative reporter covering law enforcement, courts and crimes. Notable coverage includes the Ehlert case, the Mark Torre Jr. trial, the Allan Agababa trial, exclusive pieces on the Life of a Drug Dealer/Addict, and Life behind bars...the story of Honofre Chargualaf and Kevin Cruz. In 2019, she was promoted to Assistant News Director and Lead Anchor. From 2015 to 2017 she served as Public Relations and Promotions Manager, for the Hotel Nikko Guam handling local radio and advertorial promotions, as well as produced and directed tv commercials for the hotel. Prior to this she worked with KUAM for three years as a reporter and segment host. She began her journalism career in 2012, working with Glimpses of Guam contributing to the Guam Business Magazine, R&R magazine, MDM magazine and the Marianas Business Journal.