Community: SVPD Hosts National Prescription Drug Take Back Day Saturday, April 27, 2019


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Simi Valley Police Department

 

 

 

 

The Simi Valley Police Department Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is Saturday, April 27, 2019, from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., in the front parking lot of the Simi Valley Police station located at 3901 Alamo Street.

This one-day event is being held in support of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s 15th annual effort to encourage and educate the public on how to properly dispose of expired, unwanted, or unused potentially dangerous prescription drugs and other medications from your homes and our community. The success of this program has collected over 1,400 pounds of unwanted and unused prescription medications.

This event is another way the Simi Valley Police Department is working in a collaborative effort with the public to combat the growing issue of unused and unneeded medications becoming the target of theft, misuse, and abuse. America’s youth (12 to 17 years) have made prescription drugs the number one substance abuse f or their age group. The medication supply often and unknowingly comes from the medicine cabinets of their parents, grandparents, and friends. This national take-back initiative will provide those who have accumulated unused and unwanted prescription drugs a great opportunity to safely dispose of them and remove them from your homes.

For your convenience, our Police Department has provided a safe and ecological way for residents to dispose of old and unwanted medications. Please call our property room at (805) 583-6964 to make an appointment for any Tuesday or Thursday from 1:00-4:00 p.m. (excluding holidays).

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.
• Chemo Drugs will be accepted at this event ONLY.
• 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. 

Please remember it is a health hazard to flush medications down drains or toilets or in the trash.

Additional tips on Crime Prevention can be obtained from Simi Valley Police Department’s Crime Analysis & Prevention Unit’s Crime Prevention Coordinator Jean-Marie Maroshek at (805)583-6276.

 


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