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Thursday 04/26/2012 12:09 PM - Operation Medicine Cabinet

Contact: Aaron Nix
Phone: (805) 781-1423
Type of Incident: Operation Medicine Cabinet
Date and Time of Incident: 04/29/12, 0900 hours
Place of Occurrence: San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office Property Office, 1585 Kansas Ave., SLO
Victim Information: N/A
Suspect Information: N/A
Details of News Release: San Luis Obispo - County residents looking for a place to dispose of their unwanted household medications have 10 drop-off points located at each police and sheriff station throughout San Luis Obispo County. On April 28th at 9 am, the DEA will be collecting these unused prescription medications from the Sheriff's Office Property Room. We are asking the public to dispose of their medications no later than Thursday April 26th at any one of the drop boxes listed below. Look for the BIG WHITE BOX. The seven police departments and the County Sheriff’s Office have installed secure drop-boxes at each location which allow residents to safely dispose of all types of unwanted medications, including prescription and over the counter drugs, without the fear of them getting into the wrong hands or damaging the environment. The 10 drop boxes were provided and installed by the San Luis Obispo County Integrated Waste Management Authority. Police and Sheriff's staff will collect, package, document and transport the collected mediations to an approved disposal facility. Please leave medication in original or sealed containers. This program is for home generated medications and is not for commercial business use. There are four primary reasons to remove the medications from the household: 1. Youth Abuse 2. Accidental Child Ingestions 3. Improper or Accidental use by Adults 4. Pollution Residents can drop off unwanted medication at the following Police Stations: Arroyo Grande 200 N. Halcyon Road Atascadero 5505 El Camino Real Grover Beach 711 Rockaway Ave. Morro Bay 850 Morro Bay Blvd. Paso Robles 900 Park St. Pismo Beach 1000 Bello St. San Luis Obispo 1042 Walnut St. and Sheriff Patrol Stations: Los Osos 2099 10th St. Oceano 1681 Front St. Templeton 356 N. Main St. For more information please contact Crime Prevention Specialist Brandy Swain at (805) 781-4578.

Prepared By: anix
Released: Thursday 04/26/2012 12:10 PM