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Calaveras County Sheriff's Office
Monday April 17th, 2023 :: 09:45 a.m. PDT



The annual Calaveras County “Drop the Drugs” event is coming up on Saturday, April 22, 2023, from 10 am until 2 pm.  There will be two locations; The Calaveras County Office of Education, located at 185 South Main Street in  Angels Camp, and the Toyon Middle School, on Highway 12 between San Andreas and Valley Springs.
On “Drop the Drugs” day, residents can dispose of expired, unused, or unwanted prescription drugs.  The collection sites are not equipped to receive any liquids or sharps.  Deputies will be at each site and will accept permissible material.   Please ensure that all identifying information is marked out or removed from medicine containers. This service is free and anonymous, no questions asked. 
Since the beginning of the program in 2011, Calaveras County’s “Drop the Drugs” events have removed over 2,000 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 disposal method. Community members who cannot attend the event may drop off drugs during business hours at permanent “Drug Drop Boxes” at the Calaveras County Sheriff’s Office in San Andreas or the Angels Camp Police Department.

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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