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Clean out your medicine cabinet

Many of us have half full bottles of prescription drugs in our cabinets and bathrooms simply because we don't know how to dispose of the leftovers when we no longer need to take the medicine. Get those plastic bags ready, because there's a solution. On Saturday the Spokane Valley Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Agency are teaming up to offer a drop off point as part of the National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.

Residents can bring any pills that are unneeded or have expired. Drop them off at the Spokane Valley Police Precinct at 12710 E. Sprague from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday for free disposal.

B.C man busted near Spokane with 38 kilos of coke

Spokane International Airport police suspected something was going on with the Canadian man they’d seen several times. In the last four months, he’d rented several SUVs and returned them after racking up unusually high mileage – some 3,000 miles apiece.

Based on that tip, agents with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration began tracking Michael Barry Yuill, a 36-year-old resident of Salmon Arm, British Columbia, a small community about 300 miles north of Spokane.

Now, Yuill is facing federal drug trafficking charges in what authorities are describing as a major Eastern Washington cocaine seizure.

Read the rest of my story here.

On a Facebook page for his small business, Yuill is described as being known in Salmon Arm “the guy that dresses up as Shrek every Halloween,” referring to the popular’s children’s movie. Check it out here.