News Story


Pharmaceutical Collection Totals for 2016
1/17/2017 2:07:00 PM


Nature of Incident:

Pharmaceutical Collections for the year 2016

Report Number:



All Sheriff's Sub-Stations

Date & Time:

01/17/2017 - 0900

Unit(s) Responsible:

Ventura County Sheriff's Office

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

City of Residence




The non-medical use of prescription drugs ranks second only to marijuana as the most common form of drug abuse in America. Prescription and over-the counter medications can be just as dangerous as illegal drugs. Additionally, the majority of teenagers abusing prescription drugs get them from family, friends and the home medicine cabinet. You can't predict the effect a drug can have on you. Everybody's brain and body chemistry are different. If you would like more information on drugs and teenage drug abuse please click on the following link:


The Ventura County Sheriff's Office is very pleased to announce that we have collected 5,604.01 pounds of unused / expired medication for the year 2016 through our pharmaceutical drop-off bins.


A breakdown of the 2016 collection totals is as follows: Ojai PD ' 305 pounds, Fillmore PD ' 89 pounds, Camarillo PD ' 2,547.81 pounds, Moorpark PD ' 570.1 pounds, West County Headquarters Patrol Station ' 470.1 pounds and Thousand Oaks PD , 1,622 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.


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 Cory Rubright