News Story

 

Prescription / Rx Collectin Results @ Leisure Village
5/11/2016 4:00:00 PM

 

Nature of Incident:

Prescription / Rx Collection Results @ Leisure Village

Report Number:

 

Location:

200 Leisure Village Drive, Camarillo, Ca

Date & Time:

May 11, 2016 / 4:00 PM

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 May 7, 2016, the Camarillo Police Department partnered with Leisure Village Security to collect unused / expired prescription medication from residents of the village.  The collection time was from 10:00 AM ' 3:00 PM and 236 pounds of unused / expired medication was collected in just five hours. This was the largest one day collection since the Camarillo Police Department started its first prescription Rx collection in December of 2012.  Saturday's collection was 99 lbs. higher than the previous one day record of 137 lbs. collected in October of 2015. During the first five collections, a total of 561.35 pounds of unused / expired prescription medication was collected bringing the overall total now to 797.35 pounds. Due to the success of the collections; the Camarillo Police Department will continue these collections every six months.

 

The Camarillo Police Department conducts these collections to make it easier for some of our senior community members who may find it difficult to travel to the Police Department to discard their unused/expired medications.  Additionally, we 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 can 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.

 

Prepared by:

Sergeant John M. Franchi #2549

 

News Release Date:

May 11, 2016

 

Media Follow-Up Contact:

Sergeant John M. Franchi @ 805-388-5135

 

Approved by:

Captain Cory Rubright

 







 

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