On April 30th, the Camarillo Police Department, and the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is hosting a DEA National Take Back Initiative event. The event will be at the Camarillo Police Station located at 3701 E. Las Posas Road from 10:00am until 2:00pm.
The goal of the program is to allow Camarillo residents to deliver all unused, unwanted, or expired medications. Law enforcement officials dispose of these controlled substances in a secure and non-hazardous manner, potentially saving lives and protecting the ecosystem.
This program is anonymous, and the public may discard medications in their original containers or by removing the medication from the container and putting it directly into the receptacle provided at the station. All solid dosage pharmaceutical products and liquids in consumer containers may be accepted. Liquid products such as cough syrup, should remain sealed in their original container with the cap tightly sealed.
Intravenous solutions, injectables and syringes will not be accepted due to potential hazards posed by blood borne pathogens. Illicit substances such as marijuana or methamphetamine are not part of this initiative and should not be brought for discarding in this program. If you can’t make this event, the Camarillo Police Station has an approved prescription drug receptacle in the public lobby available to access year-round during weekday business hours.
There will be a uniformed deputy on location to assist or answer questions. For further information, please contact Senior Deputy Victor Holmes Jr. at 805-388-5131.