As part of Dublin Pride Week, Dublin Police Services will be participating, along with the Drug Enforcement Administration, in this year’s national prescription drug “Take-Back Initiative,” on Saturday, April 22, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., in the parking lot at the Dublin Civic Center (100 Civic Plaza). 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. 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 medications in record numbers, and fentanyl overdoses continue to climb. One way young people are getting addicted to dangerous drugs is by raiding the medicine cabinets of their family and friends. This free, anonymous service will help keep your home safe and could save lives. For more information, call the Dublin Police Crime Prevention Unit at (925) 833-6670 or visit www.dea.gov.
Also on hand will be document shredding and e-waste collection services.