Simi Valley PD Collects over 300 Pounds of Prescription Drugs at Drop-Off Event

The Simi Valley Police Department participated in the DEA National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday, April 28, 2018, from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Approximately 184 cars drove through the Police Station parking lot during this very successful event. Department employees, Volunteers, and Explorers collected 305 pounds of unwanted medications. 

This event marked the 7th anniversary of the Simi Valley Police Department’s participation in this important drug prevention program. Events such as these are another way the Simi Valley Police Department is working with the public to remove unwanted medications before they fall into the hands of people who may abuse them. 


For your convenience, the Police Department has provided a safe and ecological way for residents to dispose of old and unwanted medications. 


• Empty the contents of pill bottles into a ziplock bag. (Please recycle pill bottles at home and scratch out all personal identification.) 
• Leave liquids, gels or creams in their original containers and place them into a ziplock bag. 
• Please call our property room at (805) 583-6964 to make an appointment for any Tuesday or Thursday from 1:00-4:00 p.m. (excluding holidays). 
• Sharps such as needles, syringes, and any other items used for diabetic tests are not accepted. Sharps disposal containers are available for free at Sierra Vista Family Medical Center, 1227 E. Los Angeles Avenue, Simi Valley, CA 93065.(805) 582-4000. 


For more information regarding our prescription drug drop-off program, please call Simi Valley Police Department Crime Prevention Specialist Jean-Marie Maroshek at (805) 583-6276.

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