SHERIFF’S OFFICE TO ASSIST WITH DRUG TAKE-BACK PROGRAM

SHERIFF’S OFFICE TO ASSIST WITH DRUG TAKE-BACK PROGRAM

Doña Ana County residents with unused, expired or unwanted prescription medications are encouraged to participate in the annual drug take-back program on April 26, sponsored in part by the Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Office, the Drug Enforcement Administration and other local law-enforcement agencies.

            The program 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.

Sam’s Club

 2711 N. Telshor Blvd.

K-Mart

1900 Bataan Memorial West

Branigan Library

200 E. Picacho

LCRO Building

2290 E. Griggs

Club Fitness

3850 E. Lohman

Walmart

1550 S. Valley Dr.

Walmart

571 Walton

Walmart

3331Rinconada

 

 

 For more information, visit www.dea.gov or call (800) 882-9539 for a complete list of collection sites.

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Reporters seeking more information or interviews may call Doña Ana County Sheriff's Department Public Information Communication Specialist Kelly Jameson at (575) 386-4302.