Residents Urged to Surrender Unused Prescription Meds
POSTED: Tuesday, September 25, 2012 - 1:25pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, September 25, 2012 - 4:49pm
Sheriff's Department to Assist With Take-Back Program
Doña Ana County — Doña Ana County residents with unused, expired or unwanted prescription medications are encouraged to participate in an annual drug take-back program on Sept. 29;
The program, organized by various local law enforcement agencies, gives the public an opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous drugs. The service is free and anonymous. All drugs surrendered are destroyed.
Several locations around Doña Ana County will host take-back sites, and will be accepting medications from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.:
Elks Club 3000 Elks Dr.
K-Mart 1900 Bataan Memorial E.
Ben Archer Health Clinic 255 Hwy 187
Branigan Library 200 E. Picacho
LCRO Building 2290 E. Griggs
Club Fitness 3850 E. Lohman
Walmart 1550 S. Valley
In addition to participating in the drug take-back program, the Elks Club will host an Ident-a-Child booth, several anti-DWI activities and will also have free hot dogs, chips and sodas.