Jefferson County, Co. – On April 28th, 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 Prescription 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, April 28th from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. The locations are:
Dakota Ridge High School – 13399 W. Coal Mine Ave., Littleton (west parking lot)
Evergreen Fire Rescue – 1802 Bergen Pkwy., 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, needles and oxygen containers will not be accepted.
- Illicit substances such as marijuana or methamphetamine are not a part of this initiative.
Many metro area cities and counties are participating in this initiative. Other Colorado locations can be found by going to www.dea.gov
Note: Prescription containers should be dropped off with labels either removed or blacked out. Drugs can also be removed from their containers and dropped off in plastic or Ziploc type bags.