By Staff Reports
(Victor Valley)– Prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding your home of potentially dangerous expired, unused, or unwanted prescription drugs during Prescription drug take-back day, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 26. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.
This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. For more information, click on https://www.dea.gov/. Bring your pills for disposal to any one of the below-listed collection sites.
Hesperia Police Department (760) 947-1500 15840 Smoketree Street, Hesperia
Needles Police Department (760) 326-9200 1111 Bailey Avenue, Needles
Phelan Substation (760) 995-8781 4050 Phelan Road, Phelan
Victorville Police Department (760) 241-2911 14200 Amargosa Road, Victorville