News Release from: Clackamas Co. Sheriff's OfficePosted: April 30, 2013, 3:55 p.m.
Media and Interested Parties
Over 1,600 lbs. of prescription drugs collected during no-questions-asked 'Take-Back Day'
Photo from 2010 Prescription Drug Take-Back
On Saturday, April 27, 2013, at two locations in Clackamas County, citizens dropped off a record number of old and unused prescription drugs for safe disposal as part of the annual "National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day," hosted by the DEA and the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office.
The two locations -- Happy Valley City Hall and the Clackamas County Public Safety Training Center -- accepted 1,645 pounds of prescription drugs from citizens, a new record for the local effort.
Flushing drugs into the water system is hazardous, so this is a safe way to keep medications out of the home and out of the water supply.
EARLIER: Sheriff's Office will take your unwanted prescription drugs during 'National Drug Take-Back Day' on Saturday, April 27
Lt. James Rhodes
Office of Public Information
Clackamas County Sheriff's Office
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