Verde Valley AZ (October 9, 2019) – Accidental opioid drug overdoses kill hundreds of Arizonans each year. MATFORCE and area law enforcement hope everyone will help reduce this epidemic by bringing unwanted medication to Dump the Drugs on Saturday, October 26. The event is being held in partnership with the DEA’s National Take Back Day. Medications can be disposed of at one of eight locations throughout the county, including: Cottonwood, Sedona, Camp Verde, Clarkdale, Prescott, Prescott Valley and Chino Valley.
Dr. Leon Cattolico, MATFORCE Board Member said, “Proper disposal of outdated and unused prescription drugs saves lives. Disposing of unwanted medication keeps these potentially dangerous drugs from getting into the wrong hands and also keeps medications from getting into our water systems.”
In the greater Prescott area, prescription and over-the-counter medications can be dropped off between 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM at the following locations: Prescott Police Department, 222 S. Marina Street, Prescott Valley Police Department, 7601 E. Civic Circle, Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office Williamson Valley Substation, 4155 West Outer Loop Road, Prescott and the Chino Valley Police Department, 1950 Voss Drive.
In the Verde Valley, prescription and over-the-counter medications can be dropped off between 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM at the following locations: Sedona Police Department at 102 Roadrunner Drive; Cottonwood Police Department, 199 S. 6th Street; the Camp Verde Marshal’s Office at 646 S. 1st Street and the Clarkdale Police Department at 49 N. Ninth Street.
For more information call 928-708-0100 or visit the MATFORCE website at matforce.org.
Why not a location in the Village of Oak Creek? Many of us don’t like to get out on the roads on the weekend because of the tourist traffic. I have a bag of prescription drugs I would like to dispose of. Thanks.
You can drop off drugs 24 hours a day at Sedona PD lobby. Pick a safe time when traffic is slow. Simple instructions are on the drop box.