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The Arizona Department of Public Safety (DPS) will be working with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) on its national “Take-Back Days”

Thursday, April 26, 2012 -

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On April 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., DPS will be partnering with the DEA and 58 other Arizona law enforcement agencies in a campaign aimed at reducing the number of expired, unused and unwanted prescription medications possessed by the public. With the rise of prescription drug abuse and the link to impaired driving, it is the goal of this operation to decrease the chances of the drugs being abused and leading to serious consequences. This service is free to the public and completely anonymous.

Over the past three “Take-Back Days”, more than 18,300 pounds of prescription drugs were dropped off at more than 95 locations throughout the state.

DPS drop-off sites include the following locations:

2102 W. Encanto Blvd. Phoenix, Arizona 85009

11101 W. Peoria Ave. Youngtown, Arizona 85363

6401 S. Tucson Blvd. Tucson, Arizona 85706

2319 E. Andy Devine Rd. Kingman, Arizona 86401

1111 Commerce Dr. Prescott, Arizona 86305

2111 E. Gila Ridge Rd. Yuma, Arizona 85365

3756 W. Fry Blvd. Sierra Vista, Arizona 85635

410 W. Centennial Blvd. Casa Grande, Arizona 85222

Although we appreciate the public’s participation, the locations will not be able to accept glass containers, inhalers, intravenous (IV) solutions, injection medications or syringes. All other over-the-counter medications, as well as supplements, can be turned in.

The Arizona Department of Public Safety is a state-level law enforcement agency whose mission is to protect human life and property by enforcing state laws, deterring criminal activity and providing vital support to the State of Arizona and its citizens.