National Take Back Day – Oct. 26, 2019

Sandoval County is once again participating in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday Oct. 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This special event, co-hosted by the Sandoval County Sheriff’s Office and the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), addresses a crucial public safety and public health issue.

According to a national survey on drug use and health, 6 million Americans misuse controlled prescription drugs each year. The study shows that a majority of abused prescription drugs were obtained from family and friends, often from the home medicine cabinet.

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day provides an opportunity for Sandoval County residents to prevent drug addiction and overdose deaths by providing drop off points for proper disposal of prescription medications that are no longer needed or are expired. Click here to watch a short video that really demonstrates the importance of this program. 

Sandoval County will have two drop off points manned by the Sandoval County Sheriff’s Office. These locations include:

Sandoval County Sheriff’s Office
1500 Idalia Road, Building A
Bernalillo, NM 87004

New Mexico Rural Water Association
Pena Blanca Water & Sanitation District
827 NM-22
Pena Blanca, NM 87041

The event will be held on Saturday, October 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

For other locations manned by other law enforcement agencies, please visit: https://takebackday.dea.gov