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Free Access to Safe Medication Disposal Site

Free Access to Safe Medication Disposal Site

6 months ago
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By Staff Reports

(Apple Valley)– In September 2017, the Apple Valley Police Department announced that they had received the grant on behalf of the Town of Apple Valley.

More than 600 drug collection units have been installed in police departments across the nation and more than 100,000 pounds of unwanted medications have been safely disposed of through the CVS Health program. According to a Partnership for Kids study, more than 70 percent of teenagers say it is easy to get prescription drugs from their parent’s medicine cabinets. Reducing the amount of unneeded medications in resident’s homes will help decrease potential drug abuse.

Promoting medication safety is a priority for Town Councilman Curt Emick. Councilman Emick also serves as the Town’s representative on the San Bernardino Council of Governments a sister agency to the San Bernardino County Transportation Authority. Serving more than 2.1 million residents of SB County, its mission is to enhance the quality of life for all residents of San Bernardino County.

Residents may contact the Apple Valley Police Department for more information on the new Apple Valley Drug Collection Unit site at (760) 240-7400.

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