Live Highlands Ranch : National Take-Back Perscription Drug Day
April 28, 2012
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has scheduled another National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day which will take place on Saturday, April 28, 2012, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. This is a great opportunity for those who missed the previous events, or who have subsequently accumulated unwanted, unused prescription drugs, to safely dispose of those medications.
Americans that participated in the DEA’s third National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on October 29, 2011, turned in more than 377,086 pounds (188.5 tons) of unwanted or expired medications for safe and proper disposal at the 5,327 take-back sites that were available in all 50 states and U.S. territories. When the results of the three prior Take-Back Days are combined, the DEA, and its state, local, and tribal law-enforcement and community partners have removed 995,185 pounds (498.5 tons) of medication from circulation in the past 13 months.
“The amount of prescription drugs turned in by the American public during the past three Take-Back Day events speaks volumes about the need to develop a convenient way to rid homes of unwanted or expired prescription drugs,” said DEA Administrator Michele M. Leonhart. “DEA remains hard at work to establish just such a drug disposal process, and will continue to offer take-back opportunities until the proper regulations are in place.”
“With the continued support and hard work of our more than 3,945 state, local, and tribal law enforcement and community partners, these three events have dramatically reduced the risk of prescription drug diversion and abuse, and increased awareness of this critical public health issue,” said Leonhart.
|LITTLETON POLICE DEPARTMENT||LITTLETON CITY CENTER
MAIN PARKING LOT
|2255 W BERRY AVE||LITTLETON|
|DOUGLAS COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE||DOUGLAS COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE
HIGHLANDS RANCH SUBSTATION
|9250 ZOTOS DRIVE||HIGHLANDS RANCH|
|ARAPAHOE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE||STREETS OF SOUTH GLENN||6801 S. UNIVERSITY BLVD.||LITTLETON|
|LONE TREE POLICE DEPARTMENT||LONE TREE POLICE DEPARTMENT
|9220 KIMMER DRIVE||LONE TREE|
|LONE TREE POLICE DEPARTMENT||SKY RIDGE MEDICAL CENTER
DROP OFF TIMES 7 A.M. TO NOON
|10101 RIDGE GATE PARKWAY||LONE TREE|
|ENGLEWOOD POLICE||ENGLEWOOD POLICE
DROP SITE IS LOCATED ACROSS THE STREET FROM THE POLICE DEPT.
|3600 S ELATI ST||ENGLEWOOD|
|SHERIDAN POLICE DEPARTMENT||SHERIDAN COP SHOP||3960 RIVERPOINT PWKY UNIT C||ENGLEWOOD|
|JEFFERSON COUNTY SHERIFF||DAKOTA RIDGE HIGH SCHOOL||13399 WEST COAL MINE AVENUE||LITTLETON|
|CHERRY HILLS VILLAGE POLICE DEPARTMENT||CHERRY HILLS VILLAGE POLICE DEPARTMENT||2450 E QUINCY AVE||CHERRY HILLS VILLAGE|
|ARAPAHOE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE||CENTENNIAL MEDICAL CENTER||14200 E. ARAPHOE RD.||ENGLEWOOD|
|DENVER POLICE DEPARTMENT||SITE FOR DENVER POLICE DEPARTMENT||1625 S. UNIVERSITY||DENVER|
|GREENWOOD VILLAGE POLICE DEPARTMENT||GREENWOOD VILLAGE POLICE DEPARTMENT||
6060 S. QUEBEC ST.