Residents Urged to Surrender Unused Prescription Meds

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 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.:

Location Address
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.

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