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City of Colorado Springs / Police / News

Prescription Drug Take Back Initiative
Thursday, April 25, 2013


Press Release 1304-019

Thursday, April 25, 2013, 10:30 AM [RELEASE AT WILL]

 Contact: Rhonda Yohn     CSPD Metro VNI    719-444-7448

On Saturday, April 27, 2013, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is coordinating a one-day collaborative effort with state and local law enforcement agencies to conduct a Prescription Drug Take Back Initiative.  This is a statewide event and will provide an opportunity for the public to surrender pharmaceutical controlled substances and other medications to law enforcement for destruction. 

The event will operate from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  The Colorado Springs Police Department (CSPD) is responsible for securing the collected drugs until the DEA has recovered them. 

Tablets, capsules, liquids {not chemotherapy medication} and all other solid dosage units will be collected.

Items which CANNOT be accepted are: Needles & Sharps, Mercury {thermometers}, Oxygen containers, Chemotherapy/Radioactive substances, Pressurized canisters or Illicit Drugs.

Three locations have been set for collection: 

705 S. NEVADA AVE.              POLICE OPERATIONS CENTER

400 SECURITY BLVD.            SECURITY FIRE STATION #1

3255 AKERS DRIVE                HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE FACILITY {COUNTY DOT}

4050 BRIARGATE PKWY         MEMORIAL HOSPITAL NORTH