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National Prescription Drug Take Back Day this weekend in San Diego

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On Saturday, April 26th, residents in San Diego county are invited to get rid of left-over and expired prescription drugs by taking the unused medications to drop-off locations in their city.

Members of the San Diego County Sheriff's Department will be collecting unwanted prescription drugs as part of the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. The event was created by the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) and this weekend will be the 8th year this outreach effort has been organized.

There is no cost for dropping off old meds; and the community will be made safer by keeping drugs from getting into the wrong hands.

Do not drop off injection needles. Cities in San Diego County will have the following collection sites open 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (free and anonymous):

• Alpine Sheriff’s Station
2751 Alpine Boulevard

• Lakeside – Walgreens Parking Lot
9728 Winter Gardens Boulevard

• Fallbrook Sheriff's Substation
388 East Alvarado Street

• Rancho San Diego – McGrath Family YMCA
12006 Campo Road, Spring Valley

• Imperial Beach Sheriff’s Substation
845 Imperial Beach Boulevard

• Lemon Grove Sheriff’s Substation
3240 Main Street

• Poway Sheriff's Station
13100 Bowron Road

• Encinitas - Scripps Encinitas Hospital
354 Santa Fe Drive

• Ramona - Albertson’s Parking Lot
1459 Main Street

• Santee - Walgreen's Parking Lot
10512 Mission Gorge Road

• Vista – Walgreens Parking Lot
310 Sycamore Road



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