3:03 pm - Saturday August 24, 9224

Prescription Drug Take Back Initiative

On Saturday, April 27, 2013, 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 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  The Colorado Springs Police Department (CSPD) is responsible for securing the collected drugs until the DEA has recovered them.

 

Tablets, capsules, liquids {not chemotherapy medication} 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}

4050 BRIARGATE PKWY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL NORTH

 

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