Simi Valley Police Depart: Over 245 Pounds of Prescription Drugs Collected for Destruction!

The Simi Valley Police Department participated in the DEA National Prescription Drug Take-Back event on Saturday, October 28, 2017, from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Approximately 97 cars drove through the Police Station parking lot to participate in this very successful event. Department employees, Volunteers, and Explorers collected over 245 pounds of unwanted medications. 

This event marked the Simi Valley Police Department’s 6th Anniversary providing this important drug prevention program. Events such as these are another way the Simi Valley Police Department works with the public to remove unwanted medications from the streets before they fall into the hands of people who may abuse them. 

• A prescription drug drop-off box is located in the front lobby of the Police Station, and it is accessible to the public 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 

• Prescription drugs should be removed from the original containers and placed into a clear baggie prior to being dropped into the disposal receptacle. 

• Sharps such as needles, syringes and any other items used for diabetic tests are not accepted. Sharps disposal containers are available for free at Sierra Vista Family Medical Center, 1227 E. Los Angeles Avenue, Simi Valley, CA 93065, (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 more information regarding our prescription drug drop-off program, please call Simi Valley Police Department Crime Prevention Specialist Jean-Marie Maroshek at (805) 583-6276.

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