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Post Date:11/07/2019 3:14 PM

Curry County Office of Substance Abuse Prevention
117 W. 8th Street
Clovis, NM  88101
(575) 763-7725

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:

  • Total Law Enforcement Participation: 4,896
  • Total Collection Sites: 6,174
  • Total Weight Collected: 882,919 lbs.(441.5 Tons)

New Mexico results:

  • Total Law Enforcement Participation: 68
  • Total Collection Sites: 93
  • Total Weight Collected: 6,863 lbs

Curry County results:

  • Total Law Enforcement Participation: 3
  • Total Collection Sites: 2
  • Total Weight Collected: 80 lbs

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 or contact Tanya Henderson at 575-763-7725 ext. 164 or email at

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