Ditch Drugs Tomorrow At SacPD

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The Sacramento Police Department is participating in the United States Drug Enforcement Administration’s National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day tomorrow, Oct. 29. 
The purpose of this National Take-Back Day is to provide a venue for persons who want to dispose of unwanted and unused prescription drugs. This effort has been a huge success in removing potentially dangerous prescription drugs, particularly controlled substances, from our nation’s medicine cabinets.

Each day, approximately 2,500 teens use prescription drugs to get high for the first time according to the Partnership for a Drug Free America. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including the home medicine cabinet.

DEA in conjunction with state and local law enforcement agencies throughout the United States conducted National Prescription Drug Take-Back Days in September 2010 and again in April 2011. Nearly 4,000 state and local law enforcement agencies throughout the nation participated in these events, collecting more than 309 tons of pills.
Local drop offs can be made 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Sacramento Police Department public safety center, 5770 Freeport Blvd. For more information or for additional drop off locations, visit the U.S Department of Justice website.

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