MPs collect unwanted prescription drugs at annual recovery
Pueblo, Colorado – The Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office will host three locations where citizens can drop off their expired, unwanted or unused prescription drugs on Saturday, October 23, as part of the national drug take-back event.
Residents will have the option to drop off all unwanted, unused, or expired prescription drugs at three locations in Pueblo County from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday. Medicines are accepted free of charge, anonymously and will be disposed of in a safe manner.
Pueblo County Sheriff’s Deputies will be at the following locations on October 23 to collect junk
• Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office West Substation, 320 Joe Martinez Blvd.
• Pueblo Rural Fire Station, 29912 US Highway 50 E (between Wago Drive and 30th Lane)
• Valley Health Mart Pharmacy, 4493 Bent Brothers Blvd. Colorado City
The National Prescription Drug Take-Back was initiated by the Drug Enforcement Administration to obtain
unused or expired medicines outside of homes so that they cannot be misused or abused. Studies have shown that many abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends and / or often empty them
down the toilet or throw it away.
In April, residents disposed of nearly 265 pounds of unwanted, unused or expired prescriptions
medications at our spring medication take-back event.
Items that cannot be accepted at the drug withdrawal point are needles and sharps, mercury thermometers,
oxygen containers, chemotherapy / radioactive substances, pressurized cartridges and illicit drugs.
For more information on the program, visit www.dea.gov.