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Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

Published On: Apr 27 2013 08:22:37 AM CDT
Updated On: Apr 27 2013 09:33:29 AM CDT
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David Rust/CNN

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -

Saturday is National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. It is a free and anonymous way to turn over pharmaceutical controlled substances and other medications to law enforcement for destruction.

Once these medications have passed their expiration, many become unsafe to take. Also, if the pills are not destroyed, they could fall into the hands of people who use these pills for a purpose other than their intended use.

Several local Southern Colorado law enforcement agencies are taking part in the event.

Drop off your unused drugs at any of the following locations:

Colorado Springs
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Police Operations Center - 705 S. Nevada Ave.
Security Fire Station #1 - 400 Security Blvd.
Household Hazardous Waste Facility - 3255 Akers Dr.
Memorial Hospital North - 4050 Briargate Pkwy.

Pueblo County
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Pueblo Rural Fire Station - 24941 E. Highway 50
Pueblo County Sheriff's Office Pueblo West Sub-Station - 320 E. Joe Martinez Blvd.
Pueblo County Sheriff's Office Colorado City Sub-Station - 4497 Bent Brothers Blvd.

Otero County
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
La Junta Walmart - 6 Conley Rd.

Fremont County
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
CaƱon City Police Department - 161 Justice Center Rd.
Florence Police Department - W. 3rd St. and Washington Ave.
Fremont County Sheriff's Office - Broadway St. (across the street from the Penrose Market)

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