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    Drug Take-Back Day is April 30, 2011


    Turn in your unused or expired medications for safe disposal.

    On April 30, 2011, 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 View exit disclaimer policy page for links to third-party websites. provides an opportunity for the public to anonymously 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.

    This one-day effort is intended to bring national focus to the issue of increasing pharmaceutical controlled substance abuse. Prescription and over-the-counter solid dosage medication, (tablets and capsules) are accepted. Intravenous solutions, injectibles, and needles will not be accepted. Illicit substances such as marijuana or methamphetaimine are not a part of this initiative.

    Gather up your unused, unwanted and expired medications, take them to one of the project locations and drop them into the box. Jefferson County Sheriff's representatives will be set up at the following locations between 10a.m. and 2p.m. on April 30th:

    • Jefferson County Administration and Courts Building
    • Dakota Ridge High School
    • Home Depot, 1014 El Rancho Road, Evergreen



    April 27, 2011


    Last Updated: 5-31-2013