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Prescription Drug Take Back Day Saturday

Grass Valley Police and the Coalition for a Drug Free Nevada County are holding a prescription drug ‘Take Back’ day Saturday. Anyone with any expired, dangerous, unused, or unwanted medications are asked to drop them off. You can do so anonymously with no questions asked. Grass Valley Police Sergeant Steve Johnson says the intent of the dropoff is to help prevent pill abuse or theft…

Listen to Steve Johnson 1

A lot of people get rid of medications by flushing them, or throwing them away, but Johnson says neither of those methods is totally safe…

Listen to Steve Johnson 2

Grass Valley Police and other law enforcement agencies have been doing the drug take-back day twice a year for three years now. Johnson says over 800 pounds of pills were dropped off at their last event in September. The drug take-back event is Saturday from 10am to 2pm in downtown Grass Valley at the corner of South Auburn and Neal Streets.

Other Locations (all from 10am-2pm Saturday)

Auburn:         1225 Lincoln Way  (between the Police Station and City Hall)

Cool:             5000 Ellinghouse Drive

El Dorado Hills:   4354 Towncenter Blvd. #113 (Sheriff’s Office Substation)

Placerville:       300 Fair Lane (El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office)

Truckee:          11290 Donner Pass Road  (Gateway Center Safeway)


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