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Take-Back Day Was Last One Scheduled

The prescription drug take back day held over the weekend will likely be the last. The federal Drug Enforcement Agency has been underwriting the twice-a-year dropoff programs, but Grass Valley Police Lieutenant Alex Gammelgard says changes in the law will now allow pharmacies to accept expired prescription medications…

Listen to Alex Gammelgard 1

The bins are inside the store, but in front of the pharmacy counter. As for the dropoff event over the weekend, there were four locations around the county where you could get rid of old pills. Three of those locations were staffed by the Sheriff’s Department…

Listen to Bill Smethers

Lieutenant Bill Smethers says the D-E-A weighed the boxes, and determined 70 pounds were collected. At the location at Neal and South Auburn Streets in Grass Valley, Gammelgard says that dropoff location was also a big success…

Listen to Alex Gammelgard 2

Gammelgard says K-Mart, Save Mart, and the lobby of the Grass Valley Police Department will continue to take back any expired medicines, anytime during office hours.

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