Cops to collect unwanted prescription drugs

Law enforcement agencies throughout the region and nationwide are teaming up with the Drug Enforcement Administration Saturday to collect unwanted prescription drugs.
Residents are invited to drop off unwanted drugs at dozens of area police and sheriff’s stations from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., according to the DEA.
“This is a great opportunity for those who missed the previous events, or who have subsequently accumulated unwanted, unused prescription drugs, to safely dispose of those medications,” DEA officials said in a written statement.
Collecting the drugs helps prevent them from falling into the hands of abusers, or ending up polluting the environment, officials said.
Locations participating in the drug take back program Saturday include Los Angeles County sheriff’s station, the Whittier Police Department, the La Habra Police Department, the La Verne Police Department, the San Gabriel Police Department, the Glendora Police Department and the Monterey Park Police Department.
To find a nearby collection site, visit www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov and click the “got drugs” icon.

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