On Saturday, Oct. 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Delta Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public an opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your medications for disposal to the Delta Police Department at 215 W. 5th Street.
The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked. It is open to all Delta County residents, care facilities and medical providers. The following items will not be accepted: needles and sharps, mercury (thermometers), oxygen containers, chemotherapy/radioactive substances, pressurized canisters, aerosols and illicit drugs. To remain anonymous please remove or mark out all personal information from labels.
Last April, Americans turned in 371 tons (over 742,000 pounds) of prescription drugs at over 5,800 sites operated by the DEA and its thousands of state and local law enforcement partners. The Delta Police Department collected over 78 pounds in that event. In its six previous Take Back events, DEA and its partners took in over 2.8 million pounds — more than 1,400 tons — of pills.blog comments powered by Disqus