Sheriff to host Rx drop-off for disposal

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Madera County residents can drop off unused, unwanted and expired medications for proper disposal at two locations during the sixth annual Drug Enforcement Agency National Take Back Initiative next month.

The Madera County Sheriff’s office will provide two drop-off sites April 27 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., said Sheriff’s spokeswoman Erica Stuart, so citizens can ensure their controlled substances will be disposed of in a secure and non-hazardous manner — potentially saving lives and protecting the ecosystem.

Unwanted medications can be dropped off in collection boxes at Sheriff’s headquarters, 14143 Road 28 in Madera, or at the Sheriff’s substation, 48267 Liberty Drive in Oakhurst.

Drugs can be disposed of in their original containers, but identifying information should be removed from the prescription label, Stuart said...

 

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