Prescription drug take back huge success | Events
Last Saturday, April 27, the Sierra Vista Police Department, with the assistance from the Arizona Department of Public Safety (DPS), participated in the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) Drug Take Back Day and collected 73 pounds of prescription medication.
Since January, over 600 pounds of prescription medication has been turned into the MedReturn boxes located at the Sierra Vista Police and Fire Departments. This program has been a huge success ridding homes of these potentially drug drugs and taking them out of circulation.
The Sierra Vista Police Department invites the community to continue dropping off their unwanted prescription drugs by using the MedReturn boxes. Available 24 hours, 7 days a week, these boxes offer safe, convenient disposal of prescription medication and can be found at the following locations:
- Sierra Vista Police Department -- 911 North Coronado Drive
- Fire Station 1 -- 1295 East Fry Boulevard
- Fire Station 2 -- 4127 Avenida Cochise
- Fire Station 3 -- 675 Giulio Cesare Avenue
Items accepted: prescriptions, prescription pads, prescription medications, prescription ointments, over-the-counter medications, vitamins, medication samples, and medications for pets.
Items not accepted: hydrogen peroxide, inhalers, aerosol cans, needles, thermometers, liquids, or medications from businesses, doctors’ offices, or clinics.
For more information or questions, please contact Corporal Scott Borgstadt at 452 7500.