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National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

Saturday, Oct 28, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm


INLAND EMPIRE, Calif – Inland Empire County Sheriff’s Departments are proud to announce their partnership with the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) in a nationwide prescription drug “Take-Back” day. The event will take place on Saturday, October 22, from 10:00 A.M. to 2:00 PM. The program allows the public to drop off potentially dangerous, expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs for destruction at any of the below listed Sheriff’s Stations throughout the counties.

This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Many Americans are not aware that medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to misuse and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are increasing at alarming rates, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet.

In addition, many Americans do not know how to properly dispose of their unused medicine, often flushing them down the toilet or throwing them away – both potential safety and health hazards.

More information can be found by going to: http://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/drug_disposal/takeback. Other participants in this initiative include the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, the Partnership for a Drug-Free America, the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the National Association of Attorneys General, the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy, the Federation of State Medical Boards and the National District Attorneys Association.

The service is free and anonymous with no questions asked.

The next Prescription Drug Take-Back Program is taking place on Saturday, October 22, from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM at the following:

Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s Station
7477 Mission Boulevard
Riverside, CA 92509
951-955-2600

Southwest Sheriff’s Station
30755 A Auld Road
Murrieta, CA 92563
951-696-3000

Palm Desert Sheriff’s Station
73705 Gerald Ford Dr.
Palm Desert, CA 92260
760-836-1600

Colorado River Sheriff’s Station
260 N. Spring St
Blythe, CA 92225
760-921-7900

Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s Station
7477 Mission Boulevard
Riverside, CA 92509
951-955-2600

Southwest Sheriff’s Station
30755 A Auld Road
Murrieta, CA 92563
951-696-3000

Palm Desert Sheriff’s Station
73705 Gerald Ford Dr.
Palm Desert, CA 92260
760-836-1600

Colorado River Sheriff’s Station
260 N. Spring St.
Blythe, CA 92225
760-921-7900

Moreno Valley Police Department
22850 Calle San Juan De Los Lagos
Moreno Valley, CA 92552
951-486-6700

Lake Elsinore Sheriff’s Station
333 Limited Ave.
Lake Elsinore, CA 92530
951-245-3300

Hemet Sheriff’s Station
43950 Acacia Ave. Suite B
Hemet, CA 92544
951-791-3400

Calimesa Senior Center
908 Park Ave.
Calimesa, CA 92320
951-922-7100 (Cabazon Station)

San Jacinto CVS Pharmacy Parking Lot
102 South Sanderson Rd.
San Jacinto, CA 92582
951-791-3400 (Hemet Station)

Perris Sheriff’s Station
137 N. Perris Blvd. Suite A
Perris, CA 92570
951-210-1000

Apple Valley Police Department
14931 Dale Evans Parkway
Apple Valley
760-240-7400

Barstow Sheriff’s Station
225 East Mt. View
Barstow
760-256-4838

Central Station
655 East 3rd Street
San Bernardino
909-387-3545

Chino Hills Station
14077 Peyton Drive
Chino Hills
909- 364-2000

Hesperia Police Department
15840 Smoke Tree Street
Hesperia
760-947-1500

Highland Police Department
26985 East Baseline
Highland
909-425-9793

Morongo Basin Station
63665 Twenty-Nine Palms Highway
Joshua Tree
760-366-4175

Rancho Cucamonga Police Department
10510 Civic Center Drive
Rancho Cucamonga
909-477-2800

Victorville Police Department
14200 Amargosa Road
Victorville
760-241-2911

Yucaipa Police Department
34282 Yucaipa Boulevard
Yucaipa
909-790-3105

 



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