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National drug take-back this weekend

Published On: Dec 24 2013 11:22:07 AM CST   Updated On: Oct 26 2013 11:41:05 PM CDT

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -

Law enforcement across the state are teaming up to take back old and unused prescription drugs.

The National Drug-Take Back day is scheduled for Saturday, October 26, 2013.

The Federal Drug Enforcement Administration developed the program as a safe, convenient and responsible means of disposing of unused medications while also educating the public about the potential for abuse of these medications.

Take-back events will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in both El Paso County and Pueblo County.

El Paso County locations:
CSPD police operations center
705 S. Nevada Ave.

Security Fire Department station 1
400 Security Blvd.

El Paso County Dept. of Transportation
3275 Akers Dr.

Memorial Hospital North
4050 Briargate Pkwy.
Pueblo County locations:


Pueblo Police Plaza Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office Main Facility
200 S Main St 909 Court St.

Pueblo County Sheriff's Office Main Facility
909 Court St.

Pueblo County Sheriff's Office Pueblo West Sub-station
320 E Joe Martinez Blvd.

Pueblo Rural Fire Station Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office Pueblo West Sub-station
29912 Highway 50 East 320 E Joe Martinez Blvd.

Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office Colorado City Sub-station
4497 Bent Brothers


Tablets, capsules, liquids {not chemotherapy medication} and all other solid dosage units will be collected.

Items which CANNOT be accepted are: Needles & Sharps, Mercury {thermometers}, Oxygen containers, Chemotherapy/Radioactive substances, Pressurized canisters or Illicit Drugs.



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