Press Release

 

Sheriff's Patrol Stations Participating in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day
10/24/2013 4:00:00 PM

 

Nature of Incident:

Sheriff's Patrol Stations are Participating in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

Location:

Sheriff's Patrol Stations Throughout Ventura County

Date & Time:

Saturday, October 26, 2013, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Unit(s) Responsible:

Sheriff's Administration

Narrative:

The Ventura County Sheriff's Office will be providing collection locations for National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.  Citizens can drop off unused or expired medications at patrol station public lobbies on Saturday, October 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

 

The program is coordinated by the United States Department of Justice-Drug Enforcement Administration.  The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications.

 

On a Take Back event in April this year, 742,497 pounds (371 tons) of prescription medications were collected from members of the public at more than 5,829 locations manned by 4,312 state, and local law enforcement agencies that partnered with DEA on the event.  When added to the collections from DEA's previous five Take-Back events, more than 2.8 million pounds (1,409 tons) of prescription medications have been removed from circulation.

 

The following Sheriff's patrol stations are designated drop-off locations for October 26:

 

  • Ojai Police Station:  402 S. Ventura Street, Ojai
  • Fillmore Police Station:  524 Sespe Avenue, Fillmore
  • Headquarters Patrol Station:  800 S. Victoria Ave. Ventura
  • Camarillo Police Station:  3701 Las Posas Road, Camarillo
  • Moorpark Police Station:  610 Spring Road, Moorpark
  • Thousand Oaks Police Station:  2101 E. Olson Road, Thousand Oaks

 

Other local law enforcement agencies are participating in the event as well.  Please visit http://tinyurl.com/NationalPrescriptionTakeback  to find the collection location near you.  Find out more at http://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/drug_disposal/takeback/ .

 

 

Prepared by:

 

 

Captain Don Aguilar

 

 

Media Release Date:

October 24, 2013

 

Follow-Up Contact:

Captain Don Aguilar (805) 797-7349 don.aguilar@ventura.org

 

Approved by:

Captain Ross Bonfiglio

 

 

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