Semi-annual Drug Take-Back Day set for the 29th

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Twice a year the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office joins law enforcement agencies nationwide to remove potentially dangerous controlled substances from our nation’s medicine cabinets. The Drug Take-Back Day provides an opportunity for the public to surrender expired, unwanted, or unused pharmaceutical controlled substances and other medications for destruction. These drugs are a potential source of supply for illegal use and an unacceptable risk to public health and safety.

This one-day effort is intended to bring national focus to the issue of increasing pharmaceutical controlled substance abuse.

  • The program is anonymous.
  • Prescription and over-the-counter solid dosage medications, (tablets and capsules) are accepted.
  • Intravenous solutions, injectables, needles and oxygen containers will not be accepted.
  • Illicit substances such as marijuana or methamphetamine are not a part of this initiative.
  • The prescriptions should be removed from the original containers and placed in a plastic bag prior to drop off.

The DEA typically holds the National Drug Take-Back events in the Spring and Fall of each year.

Join us Saturday, April 29, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. for the next Drug Take Back Day!

The Sheriff's Office will accommodate collections at three sites in the county:

  • Sheriff's Office Headquarters (200 Jefferson County Parkway, Golden, CO)
  • Conifer High School (10441 Co. Rd. 73, Conifer, CO)
  • Dakota Ridge High School (13399 W. Coal Mine Ave., Littleton, CO)

A MedReturn Drug Collection Unit is available at the Jefferson Center for Mental Health south entrance on the second floor (9485 West Colfax Ave.) Monday - Friday from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. At this location unwanted, unused and expired household medications, including prescriptions and over-the-counter drugs are accepted. For more information call 303-432-5925.