JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. - More than 75 locations across the state will be accepting old drugs for the DEA's National Prescription Take-Back Day Apr. 27.
The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office announced Wednesday that two locations in that county and many more across the state will be set up where people can drop off old prescription and over-the-counter drugs.
These drop-off locations are part of the Drug Enforcement Administration's National Prescription Take-Back Day, an effort to remove expired, unwanted and unused prescription drugs from medicine cabinets across the country.
The sheriff's office says that these prescription drugs are potentially dangerous and could be used to supply illegal drug use.
The anonymous, one-day program was organized in efforts to draw attention to prescription substance abuse.
The sheriff’s office advised that the drop-off locations will accept solid capsules and tablets of prescription and over-the-counter medications. The drugs should be removed from their original containers and put into a plastic bag.
The drop-off locations will not accept injectable drugs, needles, oxygen containers or illegal drugs like marijuana or methamphetamine.
The Jefferson County locations will be in the west parking lot of Dakota Ridge High School at 13399 W. Coal Mine Ave. in Littleton, and at Evergreen Fire Rescue at 1802 Bergen Pkwy. in Evergreen.
Denver residents can drop off prescriptions at the Glendale Police Department at 950 Birch St.
A full list of drop-off locations across Colorado can be found on the DEA’s Department of Diversion Control website.
See the full list of drop-off locations: http://ch7ne.ws/10UshVU