Contact: Alfonso Zavala, Lt. Darren Simmons, or Deputy Roxanne Meyer
Phone: (928) 783-4427
DR# NA

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
11:10 AM, September 10, 2013



Prescription Drug Collection Program

 

Location of Incident: Yuma County


Prescription drug abuse is currently being reported by law enforcement agencies across the country as their greatest threat. In addition, unsafe disposal of prescription and over-the-counter medications is costly to the environment.  

In response to the growing demand for a safe and convenient way to dispose of household prescription medications, the Yuma County Sheriff’s Office has installed a drop-box at two of its locations – Sheriff’s Office main lobby and Sheriff’s Office Foothills Sub-Station. 

Residents can drop off unused or expired prescriptions and over-the-counter medications, Monday thru Friday from 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.--no questions asked.

Acceptable items include:

  1. All expired or unwanted controlled, non-controlled, and over the counter medications
  2. Liquid products, such as cough syrup should remain sealed in their original plastic container.

Unacceptable items include:

  1. Syringes
  2. Illegal substances such as marijuana or methamphetamines

Drop-boxes will be checked daily, prescription drugs will be collected and prepared for disposal that is eco-friendly and in accordance with Federal and State laws.

This service not only helps to protect the environment, it can also deter the usage of prescription drugs by unintended parties - including young people facing peer pressure and new ways to "get high." The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office constantly strives to be proactive in enhancing public safety and saving lives.
Information Released By: A. Zavala, PIO