Danville Police to Host “Drug Takeback Day”

DANVILLE – Residents looking to get rid of unwanted, unused or expired prescription drugs will have the opportunity to do so October 22, 2016 when the Danville Police Department joins with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to hold a drug disposal event at the Danville Town Offices, 510 La Gonda Way.

At the event, officials will accept pills and other solids such as patches, and liquids in consumer containers.  Illicit drugs, intra-venous solutions, needles and other sharps will not be accepted. For ease of disposal, participants are asked to place the medications in a sealed bag for drop-off.

For the free and anonymous event, citizens can bring their prescription drugs to the Town Offices from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and drop off their medications for disposal.

“This event encourages residents to get rid of unwanted pharmaceuticals, reducing the possibility of abuse or theft of drugs,” said Danville Police Chief Steve Simpkins.

Individuals who cannot attend takeback day are still able to drop off pharmaceuticals, including sharps, in bins at the front desk of the Danville Police Department during regular business hours, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

For more information, contact Crime Prevention Coordinator Mark Kan at (925) 314-3707 or mkan@danville.ca.gov   

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