Prescription Drug Take Back Initiative On Saturday

On Saturday, April 28, 2012, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is coordinating a one-day collaborative effort with state and local law enforcement agencies to conduct a Prescription Drug Take Back Initiative. This is a statewide event and will provide an opportunity for the public to surrender pharmaceutical controlled substances and other medications to law enforcement for destruction.

The event will operate from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Colorado Springs Police Department is responsible for securing the collected drugs until the DEA has recovered them.

Tablets, capsules, and all other solid dosage units will be collected.

Items which CANNOT be accepted are: Needles & Sharps, Mercury {thermometers}, Oxygen containers, Chemotherapy/Radioactive substances, Pressurized canisters or Illicit Drugs.

Three locations have been set for collection:

705 S. NEVADA AVE. POLICE OPERATIONS CENTER
400 SECURITY BLVD. SECURITY FIRE STATION #1
3255 AKERS DRIVE HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE FACILITY {COUNTY DOT}


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