On Saturday, October 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Castle Rock Police, in partnership with the U. S. Drug Enforcement Administration, will give the Castle Rock community the opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your pills for disposal to the Police Department at 100 Perry Street or King Soopers at 5544 Promenade Parkway. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked. In addition to the prescription drug takeback, Kings Soopers is joining in the efforts by adding a sharps collection bin at the King Soopers location.
Last spring Americans turned in nearly 475 tons (949,046 pounds) of prescription drugs at more than 5,800 sites operated by the DEA and almost 4,700 of its state and local law enforcement partners. Overall, in its 15 previous Take Back events, almost 10 million pounds or nearly 5,000 tons of pills have been taken in. Read the full news release at http://crgov.com/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=1502