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    Prescription Drug Drop Off Event, Saturday, February 28th, 2015, from 10;00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.



    The Simi Valley Police Department, nurse in partnership with the Simi Valley Police Foundation and Simi Valley Hospital, is announcing a Prescription Drug Drop-Off event. This one-day event is designed to encourage and educate the public on how to properly dispose of expired, unwanted, or unused potentially dangerous prescription drugs and other medications from their homes and our community.

    The Prescription Drug Drop-Off will occur Saturday, February 28th, 2015, from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., in the front parking lot of the Simi Valley Police Station at 3901 Alamo Street.

    The Prescription Drug Drop-Off is the result of the growing issue of unused and unneeded medications becoming the target of theft, misuse, and abuse. America’s youth (12 to 17 years) have made prescription drugs the number one substance of abuse for their age group. The medication supply often and unknowingly comes from the medicine cabinets of their parents, grandparents, and friends. The Prescription Drug Drop-Off event will provide those who have accumulated unused and unwanted prescription drugs a great opportunity to safely dispose of them and remove them from their homes.

    In an effort to continue to provide a safe and ecologically friendly way for Simi Valley residents to dispose of old and unwanted medications, a permanent Rx Drop Box has been installed in the front lobby of the Simi Valley Police Station. The Rx Drop Box is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

    The Simi Valley Police Department allows the community to bring illegal drugs to the Police Station and turn them in with no questions asked.

    How to dispose of unwanted medications:

    • Empty the contents of pill bottles into a Ziploc bag. Please recycle your pill bottles at home and remember to scratch out all personal identification information.
    • Leave liquids, gels, or creams in their original containers and place them in a Ziploc bag.
    • Sharps such as needles, syringes and any other items used for diabetic tests will not be accepted.

    To dispose of sharps:
    Free disposal containers for needles, syringes and any other items used for diabetic testing are available from Sierra Vista Family Medical Clinic, located at 1227 E. Los Angeles Avenue, Simi Valley, CA 93065

    The Simi Valley Police Department and its partners at the Simi Valley Police Foundation and Simi Valley Hospital would like to remind everyone not to dispose of waste medication down drains or toilets or in the trash.

    For additional information, contact Simi Valley Police Department Crime Prevention Specialist Jean-Marie Maroshek at (805) 583-6276.


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