News Story


Countywide Pharmaceutical Collection Totals for 2014
1/23/2015 1:24:00 PM


Nature of Incident:

Pharmaceutical Collections for the year 2014

Report Number:



All Sheriff's Sub-Stations

Date & Time:

01/23/2015 - 1100

Unit(s) Responsible:

Ventura County Sheriff's Office

(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (P)arty, (D)ecedent

City of Residence






The Ventura County Sheriff's Office is very pleased to announce that we have collected 5,538 pounds of unused / expired medication for the year 2014. During 2013, we collected a total of 5,288.2 pounds of unused medication.


A breakdown of the 2014 collection totals is as follows: Ojai PD ' 210.7 pounds, Fillmore PD ' 61.5 pounds, Camarillo PD ' 2,161.2 pounds, Moorpark PD ' 432.1 pounds, Headquarters ' 339.4 pounds and Thousand Oaks PD ' 2,334 pounds. The Ventura County Sheriff's Office would like to thank the citizens of Ventura County for their outstanding effort to make our communities safer.


The non-medical use of prescription drugs ranks second only to marijuana as the most common form of drug abuse in America. Additionally, the majority of teenagers abusing prescription drugs get them from family, friends and the home medicine cabinet. Unused drugs that are flushed contaminate the water supply.


If you want to drop off unused / expired medications at any Sheriff's Substation, we have Pharmaceutical drop-off bins in all of our lobbies. The lobbies are open Monday-Friday from 8:00AM - 5:00PM.


Prepared by:

Sergeant John M. Franchi


News Release Date:



Media Follow-Up Contact:

Sergeant John M. Franchi / 805-388-5135


Approved by:

Captain Eric Dowd



Ventura County Crime Stoppers will pay up to $1,000 reward for information, which leads to the arrest and criminal complaint against the person(s) responsible for this crime.  The caller may remain anonymous.  The call is not recorded.  Call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (8477).