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Apr 24, 2014 9:28 PM by KSBY Staff

Safely dispose of old prescription drugs this weekend

Prescription drug abuse has been a growing problem in recent years. To try to help curb that problem, this Saturday is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.

Local law enforcement agencies partner with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration to collect expired, unwanted, and unused prescription drugs. The goal is to help prevent prescription drug abuse by safely disposing of those medications.

"Because of the growing problem regarding prescription drugs just being out on the street or in people's medicine cabinet, and maybe juveniles having access to them, so it's a good way for people to clean out their old medicine," said Sgt. Chuck Strange, Lompoc Police Department.

Lompoc PD is one drop-off location. You can drop off any old prescriptions at the department's front desk from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 26.

Click here to find other drop-off locations on the Central Coast.

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