AZDPS Taking Back Unwanted Prescription Drugs on October 27 in Casa Grande
Highway Patrol substation to be a drop-off point for unused or expired medication
Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 9:45am
- For Immediate Release -
Casa Grande, Ariz.— The Arizona Department of Public Safety (AZDPS) will set up a collection site for the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) National Take Back program:
When: Saturday, October 27th, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Where: 410 West Centennial Blvd. Casa Grande, AZ 85122
Unused or expired prescription medication are a public safety issue, leading to accidental poisoning, overdose and abuse. The non-medical use of prescription drugs ranks second only to marijuana as the most common form of drug abuse in America. The majority of teenagers abusing prescription drugs get them from family and friends and the home medicine cabinet. Take back programs are the best way to dispose of old drugs.
Last spring, Americans turned in nearly 475 tons (949,046) pounds of prescription drugs at more than 5,800 sites operated by the DEA and almost 4,700 of its state and local law enforcement partners.
For more information on the DEA National Take Back please go to www.DEA.gov.
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.