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Camarillo Police Department Teams with DEA in ?Got Drugs Program?
4/29/2013 7:30:00 AM


Nature of Incident:

Camarillo Police Department Teams with DEA in 'Got Drugs Program'

Report Number:



Camarillo Police Department / 3701 East Las Posas Road

Date & Time:

Saturday April 27th from 10:00 AM ' 2:00 PM

Unit(s) Responsible:

Community Resource Unit

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

City of Residence






The Camarillo Police Department is partnering with the DEA in a National Drug Take-Back Program called 'Got Drugs.'  On Saturday, April 27th, between the hours of 10:00 AM ' 2:00 PM, citizens are encouraged to bring all unused / expired prescription medications to the Camarillo Police Department's 'Community Room' for disposal. The Camarillo Police Department has partnered up before with the DEA to make our communities safer by hosting a 'Drop Off' site for unused prescription medication. The non-medical use of prescription drugs ranks second only to marijuana as the most common form of drug abuse in America. The majority of teenagers abusing prescription drugs get them from family, friends and the home medicine cabinet. For more information on DEA collection sites in your neighborhood, you can visit or call 800-882-9539.


The Camarillo Police Department would also like to remind citizens that we have a pharmaceutical 'drop off' bin available in our lobby and that we collected over 1767 pounds of unused medication in 2012.  In 2009, we collected 646.55 pounds of unused medication, in 2010, 1155.75 pounds of unused medication, and in 2011, we collected 1516 pounds of unused medication. Our lobby hours are Monday thru Friday from 8:00 AM ' 5:00 PM.


Prepared by:

Sergeant John Franchi


Media Release Date:



Follow-Up Contact:

Sergeant John Franchi / 805-388-5135


Approved by:

Captain Luis Obregon



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).