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Drug Take Back event happening Saturday


Last updated 10/22/2021 at 11:16am

Locally, residents can drop off unwanted or expired medications at Security Fire Station 1 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Oct. 23.

On Saturday, Oct. 23, the Colorado Springs Police Department is partnering with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to host a "Drug Take Back Day." Here in the Fountain Valley area, residents can drop off unused medications at the Security Fire Department Station 1.

The program, which is spearheaded by the DEA, provides convenient locations across the nation for the public to drop off unneeded substances or other medications from the nation's medicine cabinets. This is a no-questions-asked program, and drop-offs are completely anonymous. The goal is to prevent prescription pill abuse and addiction in the community by providing a safe way for citizens to dispose of excess, unused, or expired prescription drugs.

Between the hours of 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., on Saturday, citizens can drop off their prescriptions at the following locations:

Police Operations Center

705 S. Nevada Ave., Colorado Springs, CO 80903

University of Colorado Memorial Hospital North

4050 Briargate Pkwy., Colorado Springs, CO 80920

Security Fire Station 1

400 Security Blvd., Colorado Springs, CO 80911

King Soopers

7915 Constitution Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO 80951


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