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Tempe PD & DEA Partner to help Community Safely Dispose of Expired Drugs

Sat. April 26 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. - Hardy Police Substation

Post Date:03/24/2014
Tempe Police Department is partnering again with the Arizona Drug Enforcement Administration and law enforcement agencies at sites across the state for an upcoming drug “take back” event.

What: Anonymous Disposal of Community Member Unused and Expired Medications
When: Saturday, April 26, 2014, from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Where: Tempe Police South Substation
Address: 8201 S. Hardy Drive, Tempe AZ 85284
Directions: S/E Corner of Hardy and Carver, between Elliot and Warner
How It Works: Bring unused/expired prescription and over-the-counter medications in original containers. Disposal is anonymous. Medications will be placed into containers provided by DEA and Tempe Police. Law Enforcement personnel will convey the disposed medications for proper destruction.

*We are set up to safely receive prescription and over-the-counter medications
*We are unable to safely accept glass, syringes, injectables, or sharps of any kind
*No need to remove labels w/ personal info – disposables will be incinerated by law enforcement

Tempe Police and the DEA continue to take action on many fronts to stop prescription drug abuse, addiction, theft and re-sale trafficking, and to impact accidental poisonings, overdoses and deaths. In addition, flushing medications is a health hazard that adversely impacts our water supply and the environment. Many abused prescription drugs are obtained from the home medicine cabinet. For additional information contact: charles_cobbs@tempe.gov 480-350-8691 or molly_enright@tempe.gov 480-858-6148.
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