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Nationwide Prescription Drug “Take-Back” Day

The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department is proud to announce its partnership with the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) in a nationwide prescription drug “Take-Back” day.   The event will take place on Saturday, April 29th, 2017, from 10:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M.  The program allows members of the public to drop off potentially dangerous, expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs for destruction at any of the below listed Sheriff’s Stations throughout Riverside County.  

This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Many Americans are not aware that medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to misuse and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are increasing at alarming rates, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet.

In addition, many Americans do not know how to properly dispose of their unused medicine, often flushing them down the toilet or throwing them away – both potential safety and health hazards.

More information can be found by going to the Drug Take-Back Day website. Other participants in this initiative include the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, the Partnership for a Drug-Free America, the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the National Association of Attorneys General, the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy, the Federation of State Medical Boards and the National District Attorneys Association.

The service is free and anonymous with no questions asked.

The next Prescription Drug Take-Back Program is taking place on Saturday, April 29th, 2017, from 10:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. at the following Sheriff’s Stations:

Perris Sheriff’s Station
137 N. Perris Blvd.
Suite A
Perris
951-210-1000

Moreno Valley
Police Department

22850 Calle San Juan
De Los Lagos
Moreno Valley
951-486-6700

Southwest
Sheriff’s Station

30755 A Auld Road
Murrieta
951-696-3000

Jurupa Valley
Sheriff’s Station

7477 Mission Blvd.
Riverside
951-955-2600

Hemet
Sheriff’s Station

43950 Acacia Ave.
Suite B
Hemet, CA 92544
951-791-3400

Lake Elsinore
Sheriff’s Station

333 Limited Ave.
Lake Elsinore
951-245-3300

Palm Desert
Sheriff’s Station

73705 Gerald Ford Dr.
Palm Desert
760-921-7900

Calimesa
Senior Center
908 Park Ave.        
Calimesa
Cabazon Station:
951-922-7100

Thermal
Sheriff’s Station

86625 Airport Blvd.
Thermal
760-863-8990