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  • National Drug Take Back Day


    When: April 29, 2017 10:00: AM - 2:00 PM

    Where: several

    Description: On Saturday, April 29, 2017, 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 three drop-off locations in the county on Saturday, April 30th from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

    Sheriff's Office Headquarters (200 Jefferson County Parkway, Golden, CO)

    Conifer High School (10441 Co Rd 73, Conifer, CO)

    Dakota Ridge High School (13399 W. Coal Mine Ave., Littleton, CO)

    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 plastic or Ziploc type bags prior to drop off.


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