Sacramento PD Hosts Prescription Drug Take-Back

By djsheryl on October 26, 2022
Still life, Medicine cabinet full of prescription pills. (Photo by: Education Images/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)

Do you have a ton of old prescription bottles cluttering up your cabinets? Maybe the prescriptions are expired, or you just don’t need them anymore. You’d like to get rid of them but know that you can’t just throw them out or flush them or the drugs will leak into our water supply, threatening the health of fish, wildlife, and even humans. That’s why they sit, taking up valuable cupboard space.

Gather up those bottles and get ready to get rid of them safely, as the Sacramento Police Department is hosting a prescription drug take-back program on Saturday, Oct. 29.

The event is part of the National Prescription Drug Take Back hosted by the Drug Enforcement Administration, where residents can turn in unneeded medication to be disposed of safely. Any unused medication can be dropped off including tablets, capsules, patches, liquids with tape around the cap, and other solid forms of prescription drugs at the Public Safety Center this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Public Safety Center is located at 5770 Freeport Boulevard.

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