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    Jeffco Sheriff partners with DEA

    Jefferson County, CO. – On Saturday, April 26, 2014, 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 26th from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. The locations are:

    1. Dakota Ridge High School – 13399 W. Coal Mine Ave., Littleton (west parking lot)

    2. 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.
    • 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.

    Jacki Kelley
    Public Information Director

    Mark Techmeyer
    Public Information Officer

    April 9, 2014