PRESS RELEASE / COMMUNITY ALERT
CITY of SAN MATEO POLICE DEPARTMENT
200 Franklin Parkway, San Mateo, CA 94403
NATIONAL TAKE-BACK INITIATIVE
SAN MATEO POLICE DEPARTMENT PARTNERS WITH
THE FEDERAL DRUG ENFORCEMENT ADMINISTRATION (DEA)
TO ASSIST WITH A NATIONWIDE CAMPAIGN
Disposal of Pharmaceuticals also available 24/7 through SMPD’s Drop-Bin
Saturday, April 30th, 2011
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
San Mateo Police Department – 200 Franklin Parkway – San Mateo, CA
On Saturday, April 30th, 2011, DEA will coordinate a collaborative effort with state and local law enforcement agencies to remove potentially dangerous controlled substances from our nation’s medicine cabinets. Collection activities will take place from 10:00 a.m. through 2:00 p.m. at sites established throughout the country. The National Take-Back Day provides an opportunity for the public to surrender expired, unwanted, or unused pharmaceutical controlled substances and other medications for destruction. These drugs are a potential source of supply for illegal use and an unacceptable risk to public health and safety.
This one-day effort is intended to bring national focus to the issue of increasing pharmaceutical controlled substance abuse.
• The program is anonymous.
• Prescription and over the counter solid dosage medications, i.e. tablets and capsules accepted.
• Intra-venous solutions, injectables, and needles will not be accepted.
Illicit substances such as marijuana or methamphetamine are not a part of this initiative.
Please Note: Disposal of Pharmaceuticals is a Service Available Anytime at SMPD:
San Mateo Police Department has a secured pharmaceutical disposal bin located outside the front doors of the Police Department building for anytime disposal of unwanted or unneeded pharmaceuticals.
If you have any questions about the National Take Back Initiative program, you can visit the DEA’s drug diversion website –
– Local Agency Contact for San Mateo Police – Community Services Sergeant Dave Norris
Sergeant Dave Norris
San Mateo Police – Community Services
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