San Bernardino – The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department will hold a Prescription Drug Take-Back Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 27.
To prevent pill abuse and theft, the department has invited the public to bring potentially dangerous expired, unused, or unwanted prescription drugs for disposal at participating locations across the inland region. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked. To locate a Take-Back site near you visit https://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/drug_disposal/takeback/.
During a similar event last October, people across the country turned in a record-setting amount of -nearly 457 tons of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs for disposal to approximately 6,000 collection sites across the country. This brought the total amount of prescription drugs collected by Drug Enforcement Agency since the fall of 2010 to 10,878,950 pounds or 5,439.5 tons.