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Boca Police drug take-back nets over 45,000 pills

Drug collection site set up at Station

 

drugdepositBoca Raton, FL – On Saturday, August 27, the Boca Raton Police Services Department took part in the 2nd Annual Florida Statewide Drug Take-back program.  The event drew nearly 100 attendees who turned in more than 61 pounds of prescription medications which included more than 45,000 pills.  Also turned in was 63.5 lbs of over-the-counter medications (aspirins, cold medicines, etc.).

Working in concert with the State’s take back program, the Boca Raton Police Services Department has unveiled a new collection receptacle at the police department.  We encourage the public to stop by the lobby during regular business hours and deposit expired or unwanted medication. By using the receptacle, rather than simply throwing away medication, we keep unwanted prescription drugs out of the hands of children and out of our water supply.

 

Types of items that are acceptable are:

-Prescriptions

-Over the counter medications

-Vitamins

-Samples

-Medications for pets

-Ointments

-Lotions

-Liquid medications in glass or leak proof containers

             

Not accepted items include:

-Needles

-Thermometers

-Bloody or infectious waste

-Bulk medication from businesses or clinics

-Hydrogen peroxide

-Aerosol cans

-Inhalers

 

Lobby Hours: Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM. to 7:00 PM. 

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