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CCSO hosts drug-take-back event

by: 2010 FILE PHOTO COURTESY: CCSO - Clackamas County Sheriffs Office holds a no-questions-asked Prescription Drug Take-Back this weekend.The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office will hold a no-questions-asked Prescription Drug Take-Back from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 27, in the Public Safety Training Center parking lot, 12700 S.E. 82nd Ave., in Clackamas on the corner of Sunnybrook Boulevard across from Sweet Tomatoes.

Prescription medications are among the most commonly abused drugs, so CCSO officials say it is important to dispose of them safely after they are no longer needed by the patient. Flushing pharmaceuticals down the toilet can be dangerous both for the community and local wildlife, so take-back programs like this are the best option for disposing of unused prescription drugs.

Last year's event resulted in more than 600 pounds of drugs being removed from Clackamas County homes and safely destroyed.

"This is an outstanding opportunity for local citizens to help us take drugs off the street before they ever even get there in the first place," said Clackamas County Sheriff Craig Roberts.

This year's Drug Take-Back is presented by the Sheriff's Office, Overland Park Coalition, and Children, Youth & Families — Prevention Coalition.

The event is held in coordination with the Drug Enforcement Administration's National Drug Take-Back Day. Nationwide, the 2012 event resulted in the collection of more than 2 million pounds of unneeded prescription pharmaceuticals.

For more information, contact the Sheriff's Office Crime Prevention Unit at 503-785-5077 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .



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