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Ventura County Sheriff's Office
Wednesday April 17th, 2024 :: 01:04 p.m. PDT


DEA National Take Back Initiative

Nature of Incident: DEA National Take Back Initiative
Location: 3701 Las Posas Road
Date & Time: 04/27/2024 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Unit(s) Responsible: Camarillo Police Department – Community Resources Unit
On 04/27/2024, the Camarillo Police Department is proud to participate in the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) National Take Back Initiative event.  The event will be at the Camarillo Police Station, located at 3701 East Las Posas Road, from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm. 
The goal of the program is to allow Camarillo residents to deliver all unused, unwanted, or expired medications for destruction. Law enforcement officials dispose of these substances in a secure and non-hazardous manner, potentially saving lives and protecting the ecosystem.
This program is anonymous and the public may discard medications in their original containers or by removing the medication from the container and putting it directly into the receptacles provided at the station.  All solid dosage pharmaceutical products and liquids in consumer containers will be accepted during this event.  Liquid products such as cough syrup should remain in their original container, with the cap tightly sealed. 
Intravenous solutions, injectables and syringes will not be accepted due to potential hazards posed by blood borne pathogens.  Illicit substances such as marijuana or methamphetamine are not part of this initiative and should not be brought for destruction during this event. However, the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office can always collect these illicit substances by filing a report. There will be a uniformed deputy at the station to assist and/or answer questions. 
If you cannot make this National Take Back Initiative event, the Camarillo Police Station has an approved prescription drug receptacle in the public lobby available to access year-round, during weekday business hours.
For further information, please contact Senior Deputy John Meeker at 805-388-5130.
Prepared by: Senior Deputy John Meeker  
News Release Date: 04/17/2024  
Media Follow-Up Contact: Senior Deputy John Meeker
Approved by: Captain Jason Hendren

Ventura County Sheriff's Office
800 S Victoria Ave
Ventura, CA 93003

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