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News Release from: Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office
September 22, 2014, 12:22 p.m.

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Sheriff's Office set to participate in 'National Drug Take-Back Day' on Saturday, Sept. 27

Photos from 2010 Drug Take-Back:

Want to safely dispose of unwanted, unused prescription drugs?

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office will hold a no-questions-asked "Prescription Drug Take-Back" on Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Kaiser Permanente parking lot next to Mt. Talbert Medical Clinic (10100 SE Sunnyside Rd, Clackamas).

Sheriff's Office deputies will be on hand to accept unwanted medications at your driver's-side door.

Prescription medications are among the most commonly abused drugs, so it is important to dispose of them safely after they are no longer needed by the patient. Flushing pharmaceuticals down the toilet can be dangerous both for the community and local wildlife, so take-back programs like this are the best option for disposing of unused prescription drugs.

Last year's event resulted in more than 1,600 pounds of drugs being removed from Clackamas County homes and safely destroyed.

"This is an outstanding opportunity for local citizens to help us take drugs off the street before they ever even get there in the first place," said Clackamas County Sheriff Craig Roberts.

This year's Drug Take-Back is presented by the Sheriff's Office, Kaiser Permanente, Oak Lodge Sanitary and the Overland Park Coalition Against Drug Crime.

The event is held in coordination with the Drug Enforcement Administration's National Drug Take-Back Day:
http://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/drug_disposal/takeback/index.html

For more information, contact the Sheriff's Office Crime Prevention Unit at 503-785-5077 or by email at crimeprevention@clackamas.us

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