May 02, 2013
Contact: Kameron Korte
Phone Number: (858) 616-4100
DEA Prescription Drug Take-Back Numbers
SAN DIEGO & IMPERIAL, Calif. - The final tally is in from the 6th National Prescription Take-Back Day this past Saturday, April 27, 2013. DEA and its partners took back prescription drugs at 39 locations in San Diego County and three locations in Imperial County.
Over the course of four hours, 9,849 pounds of drugs were turned into the locations in both counties.
“An increase of over 2,000 pounds shows that Southern Californians are motivated to make their homes safer for our youth,” says DEA San Diego 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, Veterans Administration Police, 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 Dave Roberts, 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, Sharp Health Care, Scripps Health Care, Tri-City Medical Center, Kaiser Permanente, El Centro Regional Medical Center, Pioneer’s Hospital, Imperial County Office of Education.