Florence, AZ – The Pinal County Attorney’s Office along with the Eloy Police Dept. would like to see all unused, left over or expired prescription drugs out of people’s cabinets and away from our children and our ground water.
Because of these problems, the Pinal County Attorney’s Office and the Eloy Police Department will be holding a Prescription Drug Turn-in during the Eloy Fiestas Patrias. The public is invited to bring their left over prescription drugs to the Pinal County Attorney-Law Enforcement Booth at the Main Street Park on Saturday, September 18, 2010, after the end of the parade and until 2 p.m. Police Officers will be standing by to collect the drugs which will then be destroyed in a safe and legal manner.
Left over prescription drugs are in all of our cabinets. They come from prescriptions which we did not finish when we were sick. Some of these are seriously out of date and others are narcotics which should not be lying around.
One of the serious problems among our youth is the misuse of prescription drugs. These are normally obtained from left over drugs in parent’s medicine cabinets. Teens will mix these drugs without knowing that mixing some of them can be dangerous and sometimes fatal.
These left over medications need to be disposed of. However, we do not want people to flush them into the water table or to throw them in the trash where they can be recovered by children or others.