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DEA Prescription Drug Take-Back Numbers

OCT 04 (SAN DIEGO & IMPERIAL, Calif.) – The final tally is in from the 5th National Prescription Take-Back Day this past Saturday, September 29, 2012. DEA and its partners took back prescription drugs at 38 locations in San Diego County and three locations in Imperial County.

Over the course of four hours, 7,542 pounds of drugs were turned into the locations in both counties.

“This kind of participation shows that Southern Californians are motivated to make their homes safer for our youth,” says DEA San Diego Acting Special Agent in Charge William R. Sherman. “Citizens can now take advantage of the permanent drop off boxes at over 30 locations in San Diego County in the stations of the San Diego Sheriff’s Department, the San Diego Police Department, Oceanside Police Department and the Chula Vista Police Department. We thank all our law enforcement partners in this effort.”

Other participants in this initiative include the San Diego County Sheriff’s, La Mesa Police Department, El Cajon Police Department, Chula Vista Police Department, Sycuan Tribal Police Department, Carlsbad Police Department, Oceanside Police Department, National City Police Department, Coronado Police Department, Escondido Police Department, UCSD Police Department, SDSU Police Department, San Diego County District Attorney’s Office, US Attorney’s Office, SD County Probation, US Probation, California Department of Justice, Prescription Drug Abuse Task Force, HIDTA, California Border Alliance Group, San Diego Police Department, United States Marine Corps, US Navy, Federal Bureau of Investigation, San Diego Community College Police Department, San Diego County Supervisor Pam Slater-Price, SD County Health & Human Services, Californians for Drug Free Youth, and San Diego County Prevention Coalitions, Calexico Police Department, Imperial Police Department, Calexico Police Department, El Centro Police Department, Brawley Police Department, Calipatria Police Department, California Highway Patrol, Imperial County Sheriff’s Office, El Centro Regional Medical Center, Pioneer’s Hospital, Imperial County Office of Education.


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