National Drug Take Back Day

Our agency participates in the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) annual National Prescription Drug Take-Back Initiative. In conjunction with state, local and tribal law enforcement partners, the DEA has collected more than 2 million pounds of prescription medication in the past five years.

The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposal, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of these medications.

This year’s Drug Take Back Day will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015 at the Castle Rock Police Department located at 100 Perry St.

Regular drop-off
Prescription medications can also be dropped off at the The Douglas County Sheriff’s Highlands Ranch Substation. The substation is located at 9250 Zotos Drive, Highlands Ranch, CO 80129.

A permanent dropbox has also been installed in the lobby at the Castle Rock Police Department. Citizens can deposit unwanted and outdated presciption medications in the drop box during regular business hours Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

The following items WILL NOT be accepted:

  • Needles & Sharps
  • Mercury (themometers)
  • Oxygen Containers
  • Chemotherapy/Radioactive Substances
  • Pressurized Canisters
  • Illicit Drugs

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