Monday - Friday8:00 a.m. - 5:30 pm.
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 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.The DEA holds the National Drug Take-Back events in April and October of each year.
The Sheriff's Office collected more than 368 pounds in the April 2017 event!
The Sheriff's Office will accommodate collections at three sites in the county: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)
A MedReturn Drug Collection Unit is available at the Jefferson Center for Mental Health south entrance on the second floor (9485 West Colfax Ave.) Monday - Friday from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. At this location unwanted, unused and expired household medications, including prescriptions and over-the-counter drugs are accepted. For more information call 303-432-5925.
100 Jefferson County Parkway Golden, Colorado 80419 (303) 279-6511
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