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North State communities participate in National Drug Take-Back Day

Chico State and several local agencies have prescription drop-off locations to safely dispose of prescription drugs.

Posted: Apr 25, 2019 7:36 AM
Updated: Apr 25, 2019 11:56 AM

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA - Saturday, April 27, is National Drug Take-Back Day.

The day's purpose is to dispose of prescription drugs properly, so they do not get into the wrong hands and contribute to the opioid epidemic.

Chico State will hold an event on Thursday at the BMU lobby from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. People can bring prescriptions, liquid medications, vitamins and pet medications to the lobby. The event does not accept needles, medical equipment or illegal drugs.

On Saturday, Tehama County will have several locations where you can drop off old medications from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. That will be at the Los Molinos Veteran's Hall, Corning Police Department and Walmart.

Customers who attend the Walmart Wellness Event at certain designated stores in the Chico/Redding area can also take part in the Drug Enforcement Administration’s National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday, April 27. Local law enforcement will be set up in select Walmart parking lots from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

On Saturday, Siskiyou County will have several collection sites from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. That will be at the police and sheriff offices in Dunsmuir, Yreka, Mt. Shasta, Etna, Happy Camp, Dorris and Tulelake.

The Shasta County Sheriff's Office has a prescription collection box at the City of Shasta Lake Burney sub-station open during business hours every day.

The Glenn County Sheriff's Office has a prescription collection box at the Sheriff's Office in Willows, and the courthouse in Orland open during business hours every day.

Action News Now is working to gather more information on locations throughout the North State. Check back for more details.

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