There are a few questions that come to mind before I can attempt to help with this.
1. Are you talking about illegal narcotics? or, 2. A prescription you no longer want and need to dispose of.
If your answer is # XXXXX I can only advise to contact law enforcement and ask them to come and get it. I have no idea what to do other than that. If #2 is the circumstance, again, call the sheriff and explain thet you need to turn in an unused prescription and need them to either advise you or send someone out to pick up the drugs.
Whatever you do, DO NOT FLUSH THEM or THROW THEM IN THE TRASH!!!
A similar situation happened when my mom died and had narc pain meds left over.
Hope this helps...
I can see where my question was too vague. My situation is the same as #2. Morphine tablets. Could I render them unusable and environmentally neutral by adding the correct amount of, say, NaOh since the chemical name is XXXXX XXXXX HCl?
OK, I accept.
Acknowledged, my inquiry was vague, but I found all of your information in my own investigation. Frankly your answer was almost word for word from the DEA ops manual, although I don't think you actually looked there - it's really common sense.
What I was looking for was a more learned response based on the chemistry, not your forte and somewhat mine, although I am not a chemical engineer.
I'm in the primary pursuit of a business idea.
So, I'm throwing out some feelers. We all know most of those won't work, but hopefully give a spark to try another lead.
I see this is a dead end, but you did answer my vague question. BTW, most states pharmacies cannot accept "old" drugs, many police departments do and burn them with their scheduled confiscated drug burns.
I happened to be with the Honduran Navy when they burned 1500 pounds of coke = it was impresive and incredibly toxic.
Thank you for your efforts.
thanks for the response, I think we could be friends "collaborators". good luck.