CURRY COUNTY COLLECTS 80 POUNDS AT DEA TAKE BACK EVENT
Curry County Office of Substance Abuse Prevention
For Immediate Release on: November 7, 2019
Issued By: Curry County Administration
Curry County collects 80 pounds at DEA take back event
CLOVIS, NM – The Curry County Office of Substance Abuse Prevention, Foster Grandparent Program, Curry County Health Council, New Mexico State Police, Curry County Sheriff’s Office and Clovis City Police participated in the U. S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) National Take Back Initiative. This event gave the public an opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs.
This is the 18th National Take Back Day organized by the DEA. Here are the results nationally:
New Mexico results:
Curry County results:
Curry County had 2 registered locations Roden Smith Pharmacy and Walgreens. These locations were the only registered locations on the DEA Take Back website within 50 miles of the next nearest registered location. Both locations were able to collect 80 pounds of unwanted, expired, and old prescription medications.
The next DEA Take Back day will be April 25, 2020.
For more information about the disposal of prescription drugs or about the October 26 Take Back Day event, go to www.DEATakeBack.com or contact Tanya Henderson at 575-763-7725 ext. 164 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org