News Story

 

Prescription / Rx Collection @ Leisure Village
10/14/2015 8:20:00 PM

 

Nature of Incident:

Prescription / Rx Collection @ Leisure Village

Report Number:

 

Location:

200 Leisure Village Drive, Camarillo, Ca

Date & Time:

October 17, 2015 / 10:00AM ' 3:00PM

Unit(s) Responsible:

Camarillo Police Department's Community Resource Unit

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

City of Residence

Age

 

 

 

Narrative:

On Saturday October 17, 2015, the Camarillo Police Department is partnering with Leisure Village Security for a fifth time, to collect unused / expired prescription medication from residents of the village.  The Camarillo Police Department started its first prescription Rx collection at Leisure Village, in December of 2012.  Knowing how difficult it is for some elderly residents to bring the unused / expired prescriptions to the drop off bin at the Police Station, the Camarillo Police Department has been bringing the collection to the residents. During the first four events, a total of 424 pounds of unused / expired prescription medication was collected. Based on the prior success, the Camarillo Police Department and Leisure Village Security are conducting additional collection events at least twice a year.  The Camarillo Police Department would like to remind citizens that unused or expired prescription medications are a public safety issue, and can lead to accidental overdose or abuse. Unused drugs that are flushed contaminate the water supply.

 

The Camarillo Police Department would like to thank the residents of Leisure Village and Leisure Village Security for their help in making our community a safer one. As a reminder, if you want to drop off unused / expired medications at the Camarillo Police Department or any other Sheriff sub-station, we have Pharmaceutical drop-off bins in all of our lobbies. The lobbies at each sub-station are open Monday-Friday from 8:00AM-5:00PM.

 

Prepared by:

Sergeant John M. Franchi #2549

 

News Release Date:

October 16, 2015

 

Media Follow-Up Contact:

Sergeant John M. Franchi @ 805-388-5135

 

Approved by:

Captain Cory Rubright

 







 

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).

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