Dublin Police Services and the DEA will participate in this year’s prescription drug “Take-Back Initiative” on Saturday, October 26. The event's goal is to collect potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs for destruction. The free and anonymous collection event will take place in the Civic Center parking lot at 100 Civic Plaza in Dublin, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Dublin Police Officers will collect tablets, capsules, and all other solid dosage forms of prescription medications -- no questions asked. Intravenous solutions, injectibles 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 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.