Unused prescription drugs can be turned in Saturday at State Police office

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On Saturday New Mexico State Police will be partnering up with the Drug Enforcement Agency’s National Take Back Day. This is a program that focuses on removing potentially dangerous controlled substances from our nation’s medicine cabinets. This program will give the public the opportunity to surrender expired, unwanted, or unused pharmaceutical controlled substances to law enforcement offices for destruction.

Take Back Day is a state-wide event with State Police. Socorro will have one drop-off location at the State Police office located just west of I-25 at Exit 152, the Escondida exit.

Anyone can drop off controlled substances and other prescription medications between 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday. There are also drop off locations at police offices in Santa Fe, Albuquerque, Las Vegas, Roswell, Gallup, Espanola, Alamogordo, Clovis and Farmington.

Each office location will have an officer available to take possession of the unwanted medications. If you cannot drop of controlled substances or other prescription medications during this time frame, please take them to your local police department any time and they will hold them until their next event. This program will help keep controlled substances off the streets, and ensure the safety of New Mexico’s communities.

For more information, please contact the New Mexico State Police department at 505-827-3349, or emmanuel.gutierrez@state.nm.us. You can also visit www.dps.nm.org or www.nmsp.dps.state.nm.us.