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Taking Back Unwanted Prescription Drugs – April 26, 2014

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Posted: Thursday, April 24th, 2014

1509788_10152743804079056_6895405290489235706_n[Monterey County, CA] – On April 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the local law enforcement agencies and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public an opportunity to drop off prescription drugs. Sun Street Centers’ PARTS Coalition members will hand out prescription drug information and provide awareness of the potential safety and health hazards throwing prescription drugs in the trash or flushing them down the toilet.

Help us prevent pill abuse and theft by properly disposing of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. (The DEA cannot accept liquids or needles or sharps, only pills or patches.) The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

 

April 26 Collection Sites:

Carmel – Bank of America parking lot, HWY 1 & Rio Road, 93923

Carmel – Carmel Police Department, Junipero and Fourth Avenues, 93921

Gonzales – Gonzales Police Department, 109 Fourth Street, 93926

King City – Pine Canyon Fire Station, 51251 Pine Canyon Road, 93930

Pacific Grove – Pacific Grove Police Department, 580 Pine Ave, 93950

Salinas – CA Highway Patrol Monterey Office, 960 E Blanco Rd, 93901

Salinas – Elk’s Lodge, 614 Airport Drive, 93905

Salinas – Salinas Police Department, 222 Lincoln Ave, 93901

Salinas – Prunedale Starbucks, 17539 Vierra Canyon Rd, 93907

Seaside – Seaside Police Department, 440 Harcourt Ave, 93955

Seaside – Oldemeyer Recreation Center, 986 Hilby Ave, 93955

Seaside – Ord Community Commissary, 4240 Gigling Rd, 93955

Last October, Americans turned in 324 tons (over 647,000 pounds) of prescription drugs at over 4,114 sites operated by the DEA and its thousands of state and local law enforcement partners.  When those results are combined with what was collected in its seven previous Take Back events, DEA and its partners have taken in over 3.4 million pounds—more than 1,700 tons—of pills.