PLEASANTON -- Don't know where to discard all of your prescription medications that have been lingering in your medicine cabinet for years?
The Pleasanton police department is working with the U.S. Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Administration to host a free prescription drug drop-off in conjunction with the national Take Back Initiative.
From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, residents may drop off unused and expired prescription drugs at the Pleasanton police station lobby, 4833 Bernal Ave.
According to a national survey conducted in 2009 by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration, more than 7 million Americans currently abuse prescription drugs. Also, studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet.
The DEA and local police departments nationwide are hosting drug drops to give citizens a safe and environmentally friendly way to dispose of unused pharmaceuticals.
For details, call the police department at 925-931-5100.
Contact Katie Nelson at 925-847-2164 or follow her at Twitter.com/katienelson210.