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Posted on: October 13, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Dublin Police to Collect Expired and Unused Prescription Drugs for Destruction

Dublin Police Services will be participating, along with the Drug Enforcement Administration, in this year’s national prescription drug “Take-Back Initiative” on Saturday, October 22, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m, at Dublin Civic Center. The goal of the event is to collect potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs for destruction. This is a free and anonymous collection event. Dublin Police Officers will collect tablets, capsules, and all other solid dosage forms of prescription medications, no questions asked. Intravenous solutions, injectables, and syringes will not be accepted.

Prescription drug abuse is an epidemic in this country. Teenagers are abusing prescription medication in record numbers. One way young people are getting addicted to dangerous drugs is by raiding the medicine cabinets of family and friends. This free, anonymous service will help keep homes safe and could save lives. More information can be found at www.dea.gov.

City of Dublin residents are also welcome and encouraged to bring any type of documents containing personal or sensitive information to be professionally shredded on-site. The maximum drop-off is four boxes. Residents participating in the shredding event must provide a valid I.D. with a Dublin address. For more information, call the Dublin Police Crime Prevention Unit at 925-833-6677 or 925-833-6686.

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