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City of Fountain Valley - Police Department
PRESS RELEASE
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Apr 15, 2013
NATIONAL PRESCRIPTION DRUG TAKE-BACK DAY SCHEDULED FOR APRIL 27, 2013

 

Fountain Valley, California – Drug abuse continues to be a problem that impacts young and old alike. Studies show that the majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including the home medicine cabinet. In an effort to address this issue, the Drug Enforcement Agency, in conjunction with state and local law enforcement agencies throughout the United States conducts National Prescription Drug Take Back Days. The next one is scheduled for April 27, 2013, from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. The Fountain Valley Police Department, located at 10200 Slater Avenue, Fountain Valley, will serve as one of the collection points.

The purpose of this Take Back Day is to provide a venue for persons to anonymously dispose of unwanted and unused prescription drugs safely and, at the same time, remove potentially dangerous prescription medications, particularly controlled substances, from our nation’s medicine cabinets. (Illegal drugs and needles, however, will not be accepted).


Sgt Ted Valle
714-593-4470
FVPD Case Number: 04152013

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