Dispose Of Unwanted RX During “Take Back” Event Saturday

Written by The Bee

April 27, 2018

MOHAVE COUNTY–Multiple law enforcement agencies in Mohave County will be taking part in the annual National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday, April 28.

During this time, law enforcement agencies across the country will provide a venue for people who want to safely and anonymously dispose of their unwanted, unused or expired prescription medications. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family or friends and often from the home medicine cabinet.

Locations where residents can safely dispose of their prescriptions are:

> Bullhead City Police Department, 1255 Marina Blvd., from 10 a.m. to Noon.

>  Lake Havasu City Police Department, 2360 McCulloch Blvd North, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m..

This one-day event will make it convenient for the public to rid their homes of potentially dangerous prescription drugs. The program is anonymous and there will be no requests for identification to dispose of medication.  Participants may dispose of medication in its original container or by removing medication from its container and disposing directly into the disposal box. Please remove any personal identifying information from original containers. No liquids, needles, sharps, or inhalers are to be disposed of during this event.

The DEA reports Arizonans disposed of 11,668 pounds, nearly six tons, of prescription drugs at the October, 2017 Take Back event. The DEA hopes that people will continue to show their commitment to combatting the opioid epidemic by showing up the DEA’s Take Back Events and delivering drugs for disposal.

To find other drop-off sites, log on to www.DEA.gov. For more information on prescription drug abuse, log on towww.DrugFreeAZ.org.


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