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Posted on: April 8, 2013

[ARCHIVED] Drug Take Back Event at Safeway on April 27th

On Saturday, April 27th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the South Lake Tahoe Police Department (SLTPD) and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its sixth opportunity in three years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your medications for disposal to Safeway at 1020 Johnson Blvd., South Lake Tahoe, California. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

Last September, Americans turned in 244 tons of prescription drugs at over 5,200 sites operated by the DEA and its thousands of state and local law enforcement partners. In its five previous Take Back events, DEA and its partners took in over 2 million pounds—over a thousand tons—of pills.

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