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Denver Police to Participate in National Prescription Take-Back Day this Saturday

 

The Denver Police Department, in conjunction with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), will participate in the National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day: Saturday, October 28, 2017, from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm at Denver Police district stations and the Police Administration Building. This event takes place on the same day across the country. In Colorado, more than 100 locations will be accepting expired or left-over prescription and over-the-counter drugs from the public.

The goal of this event is to ensure the environmentally safe disposal of prescription medicines and to reduce the likelihood of drug misuse or abuse.  Please note that these sites cannot accept needles or sharps, mercury thermometers, oxygen containers, chemotherapy or radioactive substances, illicit drugs, or pressurized canisters. 

According to the DEA, partnering law enforcement agencies collected 900,386 pounds of unwanted medicines (the weight equivalent of 193 police patrol SUVs) during the most recent drug take-back day event in April of 2017.

Denver Police drop off locations:

District 1                                     1311 West 46th Avenue

District 2                                     3921 Holly Street

District 3                                     1625 South University Boulevard

District 4                                     2100 South Clay Street

District 5                                     4685 Peoria Street

District 6                                     1566 Washington Street

Police Administration Building    1331 Cherokee Street

Again, medications can be dropped off at DPD District Stations only on Saturday, October 28, 2016, from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm.

For additional information on the program or other drop off locations, please visit http://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/drug_disposal/takeback/index.html