Dispose of unwanted meds at northwest Tucson event Saturday

2013-04-26T10:20:00Z 2013-04-26T10:20:02Z Dispose of unwanted meds at northwest Tucson event SaturdayKimberly Matas Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
April 26, 2013 10:20 am  • 

The Marana Police Department, in partnership with the Drug Enforcement Administration, will be collecting unwanted prescription drugs Saturday.

As part of National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, representatives will be collecting medications from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Target store on the corner of West Ina and North Thornydale roads.

In five previous take-back events, the Marana Police Department, in conjunction with DEA, state, local and tribal law enforcement partners, has collected more than two million pounds of prescription medications, Sgt. Jose Alvarez, spokesman for the police department, said in a news release.

“Prescription Drug Take-Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient and responsible means of disposal, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of these medications,” he said. “This is a great opportunity to dispose of unwanted, unused prescription drugs in a safe and environmentally friendly way.”

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