Mesa Police Participating in Operation "Take Back Arizona"
April 27, 2011
On Saturday, April 30 from 10 am to 2 pm, the DEA and its
partners will hold their second National Prescription Drug
Take-Back at sites all across Arizona.
The service is free and anonymous; no questions asked.
"The Prescription Drug Take-Back campaign will provide a safe
way for Arizonans to dispose of their unwanted prescription
drugs," said Acting DEA Special Agent in Charge, Doug Coleman.
"This effort symbolizes DEA's commitment to halting the
disturbing rise in addiciton caused by their misuse and abuse."
There will be collection sites around the state during this
event. The Mesa Police Department will have crime prevention
officers available at each of our patrol district community
rooms. This event allows members of the public an opportunity to
dispose of potentially dangerous, expired or unwanted
prescription drugs. Last year, over 6,000 pounds of prescription
drugs were turned in at sites around the state of Arizona.
The public can find a nearby collection site by visiting
clicking on the "Got Drugs?" icon and following the links to a
database, where a zip code can be entered.
Prescription drugs can be taken to the following Mesa Police
Department stations for drop off on Saturday, April 30, from 10
am to 2 pm.
- Central Patrol District
120 North Robson
- Dobson Patrol District
2505 South Dobson Road
- Red Mountain Patrol District
4333 East University Drive
- Superstition Patrol District
2340 South Ellsworth
Maps for Mesa Police locations available