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  • Jeffco Sheriff's Office Partners with DEA for National Drug Take-Back Day


    Twice a year the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office joins law enforcement agencies nationwide to remove potentially dangerous controlled substances from our nation’s medicine cabinets. The DEA's National Prescription Drug 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.

    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.
    • The prescriptions should be removed from the original containers and placed in a plastic bag prior to drop off.

    Many metro area cities and counties are participating in this initiative. Other Colorado locations can be found by going to

    Download this years' National Drug Take-Back flyer Adobe PDF Icon

    Jefferson County Sheriff's Office collected 402 pounds of prescription drugs at two locations: Dakota Ridge HS and Evergreen Fire and Rescue.