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Dispose of unneeded meds at Drug Take-Back

October 26, 2018

BULLHEAD CITY — The Bullhead City Police Department will be participating Saturday in the Drug Enforcement Administration’s annual National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.

Police department headquarters, 1255 Marina Blvd., will serve as a venue at which people may safely and anonymously dispose of their unwanted, unused or expired prescription medications.

Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family or friends, police spokeswoman Emily Fromelt said, and often from the home medicine cabinet.

A prescription drug drop-off site will be set up outside the police station from 10 a.m. to noon. All medications collected will be turned over to the DEA for proper disposal.

No liquid, needles or sharps will be accepted.

According to the DEA, Arizonans disposed of 11,668 pounds (nearly six tons) of prescription drugs at the October 2017 Take-Back event.

Information on other drop-off sites is available at www.dea.gov. Information on prescription drug abuse is available at www.drugfreeaz.org.

The police department also has a permanent prescription drop-off box in the lobby, which is open during regular business hours.