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Brentwood Police Department
Wednesday September 16th, 2015 :: 08:12 a.m. PDT
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BRENTWOOD POLICE DEPARTMENT TAKING BACK UNWANTED PRESCRIPTION DRUGS SEPTEMBER 26 AT THE BRENTWOOD POLICE DEPARTMENT.

BRENTWOOD, CA – On September 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Brentwood Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its tenth opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your pills for disposal to the Brentwood Police Department at 9100 Brentwood Boulevard, Brentwood. (The DEA cannot accept liquids or needles or sharps, only pills or patches.) The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

As a result of past programs, Americans turned in 390 tons (over 780,000 pounds) of prescription drugs at nearly 6,100 sites operated by the DEA and more than 4,400 of its state and local law enforcement partners. When those results are combined with what was collected in its nine previous Take Back events, DEA and its partners have taken in over 4.1 million pounds—more than 2,100 tons—of pills.
This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, Americans are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines—flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash—both pose potential safety and health hazards.

Address/Location
Brentwood Police Department
9100 Brentwood Boulevard
Brentwood, CA 94513

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1

Doug Silva
Investigations
dsilva@brentwoodca.gov
925-809-7712

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