Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) National Take Back Day Saturday, October 28th

By Susan A. Neufeld

Twin Peaks, CA – Mark your calendars for October 28th for the DEA National Take Back Day. A day when the DEA and local law enforcement agencies work together to keep expired and unused prescriptions off the street.

The impact of National Take Back Day cannot be underestimated, during the last Take Back Day event, on April 29, 2017, the DEA reported that for the state of California:

  • 204 Law Enforcement Agencies Participated
  • There were 346 Collection sites
  • 74,864 pounds of old or unused prescriptions were collected.

This is an astounding number, as California collected more prescription pills than any other state or territory of the nation.

Let’s see if we can’t beat the last Take Back Day’s numbers. If you have any old or unused prescriptions, please help by participating in National Take Back Day. Keep in mind that, throughout San Bernardino County, there are a number of Prescription Drug Drop Boxes at local law enforcement agencies that are open throughout the county.  In the mountain communities you can drop off at: Big Bear Sheriff Station, 477 Summit Boulevard, Big Bear Lake, or Twin Peaks Sheriff Station, 26010 Highway 189, Twin Peaks.

The Twin Peaks Sheriff Station will have the lobby open, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., on October 28th for drop-offs. It is also available for anonymous drop-offs during the station’s regular business hours. The station is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The local prescription dropbox was brought to you by the efforts of the Rim Communities for Youth Coalition and the local San Bernardino Sheriff’s Department, Twin Peaks.