Community: Simi Valley PD Hosts Drug Drop Off Event Saturday 10/28/2017

REMINDER-The Simi Valley Police Department Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is this Saturday, October 28, 2017, from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., in the front parking lot of the Simi Valley Police Station at 3901 Alamo Street. 

This year marks the 6th Annual Prescription Drug Drop-Off event; the success of this program has collected over 1,100 pounds of unwanted and unused prescription medications. 

Events such as these are another way the Simi Valley Police Department is working in a collaborative effort with the public to remove unwanted medications from residences before they fall into the hands of people who will possibly abuse them. 

In an effort to continue to provide a safe and ecologically friendly way for residents to dispose of old and unwanted medications, a permanent 24 hours a day, 7 days a week Rx Drop Box has been installed in the front lobby of the Simi Valley Police Station. 

The Simi Valley Police Department allows the community to bring illegal drugs to the Police Station and turn them in with no questions asked. 

How to dispose of unwanted medications: 

Empty the contents of pill bottles into a Ziploc bag (please recycle your pill bottles at home and remember to scratch out all personal identification information). 

Leave liquids, gels, or creams in their original containers and place them in a Ziploc bag. 

Sharps such as needles, syringes and any other items used for diabetic tests will not be accepted. Sharps disposal containers are available for free from Sierra Vista Family Medical Clinic at 1227 E. Los Angeles Avenue, Simi Valley, Ca 93063, (805) 582-4000. 

Simi Valley Police Department would like to remind everyone not to dispose of waste medication down drains or toilets or in the trash. 

For additional information, contact Simi Valley Police Department Crime Prevention Specialist Jean-Marie Maroshek at (805) 583-6276 or jmaroshek@simivalley.org


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