Police and sheriff’s stations throughout the region will be collecting unwanted prescription drugs later this month as part of a national campaign sponsored by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.
The DEA’s National Take-Back Initiative will take place Sept. 29.
“Medicines that languish in hoem cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse and abuse,” Monterey Park police officials said in a written statement.
Additionally, flushing drugs down the toilet or throwing them in the trash can be harmful to the environment and poses health risks, police and DEA officials said.
Those with unwanted prescription drugs may drop them off at one of dozens of area collection sites during the event. Most collections will take place between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Collection sites will include:
*Whittier City Hall, 13230 Penn Street, Whittier
*La Habra Police Department, 150 N. Euclid Street, La Habra
*Montebello Police Department, 1600 W. Beverly Blvd., Montebello
*Sheriff’s Pico Rivera Station, 6631 S. Passons Avenue, Pico Rivera
*Sheriff’s Norwalk Station, 12335 Civic Center Drive, Norwalk, CA
*Pasadena Police Department, 207 Garfield Ave., Pasadena
*South Pasadena Police Department, 1422 Mission Street, South Pasadena
*San Marino Police Department, 2200 Huntington Drive, San Marino
*San Gabriel Police Department, 625 S. Del Mar Ave., San Gabriel
*Monterey Park Police Department, 320 W. Newmark Ave., Monterey Park
*Arcadia Police Department, 250 W. Huntginton Drive, Arcadia
*Monrovia Community Center, 119 W Palm Ave., Monrovia
*Sheriff’s Temple Station, 8838 E. Las Tunas Drive, Temple City
*Sheriff’s Altadena Station, 780 E. Altadena Drive, Altadena
*Sheriff’s Crescenta Valley Station, 4554 N. Briggs Ave., La Crescenta
*Rite Aid, 647 Foothill Blvd., La Canada Flintridge
SAN GABRIEL VALLEY:
*Kaiser Permamente Medical Center parking lot, 1249 S. Sunset Ave., West Covina
*Glendora Police Department, 150 S. Glendora Ave., Glendora
*La Verne Police Department, 2061 3rd Street, La La Verne
*Sheriff’s Industry Station, 150 N. Hudson Avenue, Industry
*Sheriff’s Walnut-Diamond Bar Station, 21695 E. Valley Blvd., Walnut
*Sheriff’s San Dimas Station, 270 S. Walnut Ave., San Dimas