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Prescription drug take-back set for Saturday in Tahoe City

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TAHOE CITY, Calif. — The Placer County Sheriff’s Office and Tahoe Truckee Future Without Drug Dependence (TT-FWDD) are partnering to collect unwanted medications this weekend at their free Rx Take-Back Event.

The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10, at the old vacant fire station 300 North Lake Blvd. in Tahoe City.

“Concerned North Tahoe residents have already disposed of 308 pounds of unused medications at previous Take Back events since 2011,” according to a TT-FWDD news release.

Residents who can’t attend Saturday are encouraged to drop off unneeded prescription medication at the permanent Rx Drug Disposal Bin at the PCSO Tahoe substation at Burton Creek at 2501 North Lake Blvd.

The bin, sponsored by the North Tahoe and Tahoe City public utility districts, is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday-Friday. According to TT-FWDD 263 pounds of medications have been collected so far in the bin.

“Locals are reminded that pharmaceuticals should not be discarded in the trash or flushed down the drain,” officials said. “Flushed drugs are not removed from the water supply and may harm fish and wildlife.”

For more information, visit TT-FWDD at http://www.ttfwdd.com or call 530-546-1924.