Over-the-counter and prescription drugs anonymously disposed of through the city’s medication drop-off box at Dana Point Police Services, located at City Hall. Photo by Andrea Papagianis
Over-the-counter and prescription drugs anonymously disposed of through the city’s medication drop-off box at Dana Point Police Services, located at City Hall. Photo by Andrea Papagianis

Dana Point Times

In partnership with the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Dana Point Police Services is providing the public with an opportunity to rid their homes of unwanted, unused and expired prescription drugs.

As part of the sixth National Drug Take Back Day in three years, law enforcement agencies hope to mitigate the abuse and misuse of medications by properly disposing of the drugs. Additionally, the effort aims to keep medications out of area landfills and water supplies.

On Saturday, April 27, medications will be accepted from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Dana Point Police Services, 33282 Golden Lantern.

With the drug ‘take-back’ box at Dana Point Police Services, anonymous medication drop-offs are available on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Tuesday and Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Sharp objects such as syringes and lancets are not accepted. For help to dispose sharp objects, contact OC Pharmacy at 949.429.5326. For more information on the city’s take back program call 949.248.3531.

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