National Drug Take Back Day

YUMA, Ariz. - The Yuma Police Department and Sheriff's Office is taking part in the Drug Enforcement Agency's nationwide initiative: National Drug Take Back Day. 

National Drug Take Back Day was designed by the DEA to prevent pill abuse and safely get dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs thrown out properly.

Any residents looking to drop off their prescription pills can drive over to the Yuma Police Department from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Officers will be providing roadside assistance to help you get rid of the prescription pills safely. Prescription pills can also be dropped off at YCSO Foothills Substation from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

"We've already filled up two big boxes, and we've had about 20 [people], so it's going very good," Officer Janet Sanchez of YPD said.

The only items not allowed to be dropped off include syringes and liquids.  

The Drug Take Back Day happens twice a year, if you missed your opportunity today.



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