Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Pill Patrol

Tired of rummaging through old pill bottles in search of your current medications? Worried about curious toddlers mistaking your medications for candy? Concerned about drug-curious teens (or their friends) snagging your medications for a cheap high? If yes, read on. The Pomona Police Department can dispose of these medications safely and at no cost to you.

This just in from WebWatch...


On April 30, 2011, the Pomona Police Department will be participating in this year's National DEA Drug Take Back initiative scheduled from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm at the Pomona Police Station. This is a great opportunity to safely dispose of accumulated unwanted and unused prescription drugs.

More than seven million Americans currently abuse prescription drugs according to 2009 statistics. Each day approximately 2,500 teens use prescription drugs to get high for the first time according to the Partnership for a Drug Free America.

In an effort to address this problem, the Drug Enforcement Agency conducted the first ever National rescription Drug Take Back Day on September 25, 2010. This first effort was a huge success and approximately 3,000 state and local law enforcement agencies throughout the nation participated. All told, the American Public turned in more than 121 tons of pills.

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