I opened the front door of my apartment this morning and discovered a small baggie containing two white pills. “Caplet”-type pills (that is, capsule-shaped, but solid), white, and stamped with the letter “E”. No other markings.
Given the exact location where I found these, the baggie was clearly placed there deliberately. It was right up against the threshold of my door. My apartment door is up three steps from the common walkway, so it wasn’t dropped accidentally, and the baggie was too lightweight to have been thrown over the courtyard wall and just happen to land there, the baggie perfectly parallel to my threshold.
I’m hoping they were just Excederin, but I flushed them just in case.
On a more serious note, illegal drugs are often stamped to look legit. That way, if the person holding them gets into the mix with the police, they can just say “it’s just Excedrin.”
Agreed that flushing them isn’t the best approach. Your local police department probably has some nexus to DEA or some other law enforcement agency capable of properly disposing of whatever… heck, I’ve taken stuff in to get rid of because an elderly friend died. I knew exactly what the drug was (nothing dangerous, but also not OTC). Don’t flush it; make someone else’s problem.