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Tahoe-Truckee prescription drug take-back events set for Oct. 22

Staff report

A pair of free prescription drug take-back events will occur Saturday, Oct. 22, in Truckee and Tahoe City.

Residents will be able to drop off unneeded or expired prescription and over-the-counter medications safely, effectively and anonymously at this event, which is being put on by the Tahoe Truckee Future Without Drug Dependence Coalition.

“Please put pills into a zip-lock bag and dispose of empty pill bottles in trash or recycling,” according to a news release from TT-FWDD. “Keep liquid medications in the original bottle and black out confidential information. Help protect our water supply by not flushing medications. Help protect our community as some may be abusing drugs taken from the medicine cabinets of family and friends.”

Event details are as follows:

9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Truckee: Gateway Shopping Center, 11290 Donner Pass Road, in the parking lot in front of Safeway.

9 a.m. to noon in Tahoe City: In the old fire station, 300 North Lake Blvd., located above Commons Beach.

If you can’t make either event, utilize the permanent prescription drug bins located at the Truckee Police Department and Placer County Sheriff’s Office-Tahoe Station, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday-Friday.

The Oct. 22 event is collaborative effort of the TT-FWDD Coalition, as well as Placer and Nevada County Health and Human Services, Truckee Police Department, Placer County Sheriff’s Office, Tahoe Forest Hospital District, town of Truckee and the DEA.

To learn more, visit http://www.ttfwdd.com or contact TT-FWDD Health Education Coordinator Devin Bradley at Devin.bradley@co.nevada.ca.us.