Florence, AZ - Town of Florence Police Department along with the Pinal County Attorney’s Office and the Anthem at Merrill Ranch Community would like to see all unused, left over or expired prescription drugs out of people’s cabinets and away from our children and our ground water.
In order the protect the public, the Pinal County Attorney’s Office and the Town of Florence will be holding a Prescription Drug Turn-in during the FITT for Life Expo at Anthem at Merrill Ranch.
The public is invited to bring their left over prescription drugs to the law enforcement booth at the Expo located at 3925 North Sun City Boulevard, Florence AZ 85132 on Saturday, Nov. 13th, 2010, between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Florence police officers will be standing by to collect the drugs, which will then be destroyed in a safe and legal manner.
Left over prescription drugs are in all of our cabinets. They come from prescriptions which we did not finish when we were sick. Some of these are seriously out of date and others are narcotics which should not be lying around.
One of the serious problems among our youth is the misuse of prescription drugs. These are normally obtained from left over drugs in parent’s medicine cabinets. Teens will mix these drugs without knowing that mixing some of them can be dangerous and sometimes fatal.
Another problem is with adults who either do not pay attention or who are confused and accidentally take the wrong drug. This, also, can have serious consequences.
These left over medications need to be disposed of.
However, we do not want people to flush them into the water table or to throw them in the trash where they can be recovered by children or others.