The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office will be joining law enforcement agencies nationwide to remove potentially dangerous controlled substances from our nation’s medicine cabinets. The DEA's National Take-Back Day provides an opportunity for the public to surrender expired, unwanted, or unused pharmaceutical controlled substances and other medications for destruction. These drugs are a potential source of supply for illegal use and an unacceptable risk to public health and safety.
Sheriff's representatives will be set up at two drop-off locations in the county on Saturday, September 29 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
- Dakota Ridge High School
13399 W. Coal Mine Ave., Littleton (west parking lot)
- Evergreen Fire Rescue
1802 Bergen Parkway, Evergreen
This one-day effort is intended to bring national focus to the issue of increasing pharmaceutical controlled substance abuse.
The program is anonymous. Prescription and over-the-counter solid dosage medications, (tablets and capsules) are accepted. Intravenous solutions, injectables, and needles will not be accepted. Illicit substances such as marijuana or methamphetamine are not a part of this initiative.
For more National Drug Take-Back day locations, visit the Department of Justice website.