High Desert Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

High Desert residents with expired or unwanted prescription drugs are encouraged to dispose of them safely through the Prescription Drug Take-Back Day event on April 29. The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) are partnering to collect unwanted medication at nine locations across the High Desert.

The goal of Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is to safely dispose of prescription drugs that are no longer needed. Drugs left in homes contribute to the prescription drug abuse problem. These medications can also cause accidental poisonings and overdoses.

Disposing of prescription drugs by throwing them in the trash or flushing them down the toilet is not recommended, as these methods pose safety hazards. Moreover, anyone can dispose of their unwanted prescriptions during Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, free of charge and no questions asked.

The DEA collected 731,269 pounds of medication during their nationwide take-back event in October. Furthermore, they have safely disposed of 7.1 million pounds of medication over the six years the program has been in place.

Prescription Drug Take-Back Day Drop-off Locations

The Sheriff’s Department will be collecting drugs at nine locations throughout the area. The program takes place Saturday, April 29, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Residents can bring their unwanted prescriptions to any of the following locations:

  1. Apple Valley Sheriff’s Station, 14931 Dale Evans Parkway, Apple Valley
  2. Barstow Sheriff’s Station, 225 East Mt. View, Barstow
  3. Central Station, 655 East 3rd Street, Barstow
  4. Chino Hills Station, 14077 Peyton Drive, Chino Hills
  5. Hesperia Sheriff’s Station, 15840 Smoke Tree Street, Hesperia
  6. Highland Sheriff’s Station, 26985 East Baseline, Highland
  7. Morongo Basin Station, 63665 Twenty-Nine Palms Highway, Joshua Tree
  8. Rancho Cucamonga Sheriff’s Station, 10510 Civic Center Drive, Rancho Cucamonga
  9. Victorville Sheriff’s Station, 14200 Amargosa Road, Victorville

Anyone with questions about the program or seeking more information about safe prescription drug disposal can visit the DEA Diversion website. They can also contact the Sheriff’s Public Affairs Division at (909) 387-3700.

“The CDC says more than 1,000 people are treated in emergency rooms everyday for not using prescription opioids as directed. Programs like the Prescription Drug Take-Back Day help get these dangerous drugs out of our homes and away from the wrong hands,” said Attorney Walter Clark, founder of Walter Clark Legal Group.

Our firm has been handling personal injury cases throughout the California Low Desert and High Desert communities for over 30 years. With a 95% success rate, the California personal injury attorneys at Walter Clark Legal Group will fight to hold those responsible for your loss accountable and win compensation to cover medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. If you have been injured by a drug and want to discuss your legal options, contact us today for a free consultation with an experienced personal injury lawyer. We have offices in Indio, Rancho Mirage, Victorville, and Yucca Valley and represent clients through the entire California Low Desert and High Desert communities.

DISCLAIMER: The Walter Clark Legal Group blog is intended for general information purposes only and is not intended as legal or medical advice. References to laws are based on general legal practices and vary by location. Information reported comes from secondary news sources. We do handle these types of cases, but whether or not the individuals and/or loved ones involved in these accidents choose to be represented by a law firm is a personal choice we respect. Should you find any of the information incorrect, we welcome you to contact us with corrections.

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