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 www.dea.gov, 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 here

 

 

 

Mesa Police Department
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PO Box 1466
Mesa, AZ 85211

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