MIPD collects 130 pounds of unwanted drugs

On Saturday, April 28, the Mercer Island Police Department, along with the Drug Enforcement Agency, held a take-back event.

The event allowed Islanders to drop off unused and unwanted medicine and drugs.

Mercer Island police officers, including evidence technician Kelly Donnelly and Detective/SRO Chad Schumacher, participated.

They collected approximately 130 pounds of unwanted prescription and over-the-counter medication.

Detective Schumacher said he believed the amount is higher than the amount collected six months ago.

To learn more about the event, visit the Mercer Island police website at


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