Doña Ana County

SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT TO ASSIST WITH DRUG TAKE-BACK PROGRAM

SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT TO ASSIST WITH DRUG TAKE-BACK PROGRAM

            Doña Ana County residents with unused, expired or unwanted prescription medications are encouraged to participate in the annual drug take-back program on Oct. 27, sponsored in part by the Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Department, the Drug Enforcement Administration and other local law-enforcement agencies.
            The program gives the public an opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous drugs. The service is free and anonymous. All drugs surrendered are destroyed.
            Several locations around Doña Ana County will host take-back sites, and will be accepting medications from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.:
 

Location Address
NM State Police 4055 Sonoma Ranch Blvd.
Branigan Library 200 E. Picacho
Town of Mesilla 2231 Avenida de Mesilla
Albertson’s 2551 E. Lohman
Dublin’s 1745 E. University Ave.
Walmart Neighborhood Market 150 Sonoma Ranch Blvd.
Walmart Supercenter 1550 S. Valley Dr.
Walmart Supercenter 3331Rinconada
Sam’s Club 2711 N. Telshor Blvd.
 

 
For more information, visit www.dea.gov or call (800) 882-9539 for a complete list of collection sites.
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Reporters seeking more information or interviews may call Doña Ana County Sheriff's Department Public Information Communication Specialist Kelly Jameson at (575) 386-4302. 
 

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