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Calaveras County Sheriff's Office
Wednesday April 27th, 2022 :: 04:15 p.m. PDT


MEDIA RELEASE Contact: Lieutenant Greg Stark Release Date: April 27th, 2022 Release Time: 4:10 PM

The annual Calaveras County “Drop the Drugs” event is coming up on Saturday, April 30, 2022 from 10am-2pm.  There will be two locations; The Calaveras County Office of Education, 185 South Main Street, Angels Camp and the Toyon Middle School, on Highway 12 between San Andreas and Valley Springs.
At “Drop the Drugs” day, residents can dispose of expired, unused, or unwanted prescription drugs.  Deputies will be at each site and will accept the material.   Please ensure that all identifying information be marked out or removed for the medicine containers. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked. 
Since the beginning of the program in 2011, Calaveras County “Drop the Drugs” events have removed thousands of pounds of potentially dangerous drugs and medications from the community.  Past methods for disposing of unused medicines—flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash—pose safety, environmental, and health hazards. Returning unused drugs to law enforcement agencies for destruction is the safest and most environmentally responsible method of disposal. Community members who cannot attend the event may drop off drugs any day during business hours at permanent “Drug Drop Boxes” at the Calaveras County Sheriff’s Office in San Andreas or the Angels Camp Police Department.
For more information regarding the safe disposal of unused medicines, the public may contact Lieutenant Greg Stark at 209-754-6783.

Calaveras County Sheriff's Office
Jeff Tuttle Dr
San Andreas, CA 95249

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 209-754-6500

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