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San Diego County Sheriff's Department
Thursday September 16th, 2010 :: 10:21 a.m. PDT


National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day scheduled for September 25, 2010 10am - 2pm.

The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department, in partnership with the Drug Enforcement Administration, FBI, Camp Pendleton, Sycuan Tribal Police, local law enforcement, hospitals and businesses is encouraging residents to participate in the National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.

More than twenty sites throughout the County of San Diego have been selected to accept potentially dangerous unused, expired, and unwanted prescription drugs. From Imperial Beach to San Onofre, and Encinitas to Alpine, law enforcement officers and professionals will be standing by to accept unused prescription drugs with no questions asked.

In San Diego, in addition to the abuse of Vicodin, Adderall, Soma, Xanax, Ambien, Codiene, Methadone, and Fentanyl, OxyContin is rapidly becoming the drug of choice by children and young adults between the ages of 14 and 30. A significant number of young people, generally students between 17 and 25 years of age, are buying OxyContin from street level dealers in the United States, Mexico, and illegally over the Internet. Citizens can unknowingly supply dangerous drugs to their children through unused prescriptions in their medicine chests.

The event is planned from 10:00 a.m. through 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 25th. Locations are listed below.

The San Diego Sheriff’s Department accepts unused prescription drugs at all stations throughout the year.

Scripps Chula Vista
435 H Street
Chula Vista

Imperial Beach Sheriff's Station
845 Imperial Beach Blvd.
Imperial Beach

National City PD Station
1200 National City Blvd.
National City

Coronado Police Station
700 Orange Avenue

10512 Mission Gorge Rd.

Albertson's Shopping Center
2955 Alpine Blvd.

Kaiser Permanente
250 Travelodge Dr.
El Cajon

Sycuan Tribal Police Station
5459 Sycuan Road
El Cajon

Scripps Encinitas Hospital
354 Santa Fe Drive

Scripps Coastal Medical Center
2176 Salk Ave.

Fallbrook Sheriff's Station
388 E. Alvarado St.

Tri-City Hospital
4002 Vista Way

Escondido Police Station
1163 N. Centre City Pkwy

1401 Hanson Lane

Poway Sheriff's Station
13100 Bowron Road

Valley Center Sheriff’s Station
28201 N. Lake Wohlford Road
Valley Center

Scripps Green Hospital
10666 N. Torrey Pines Rd.
La Jolla

Lot 705 at Genesee & Campus Point Dr.

SDPD Eastern Division
9225 Aero Drive
San Diego

SDPD Southeastern Division
7222 Skyline Drive
San Diego

SDPD Northwestern Division
12592 El Camino Real
San Diego

(Military, Retirees, & Beneficiaries Only)

Coffee Shop Drive Thru
(Front Gate)

Naval Hospital
Adjacent to BLDG H-100

San Onofre Parking Lot
Adjacent to BLDG 510092

San Diego County Sheriff's Department
9621 Ridgehaven Ct
San Diego, CA 92123

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 858-565-5200

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