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Discard Unused Prescription Drugs at Local Police, Sheriff's Stations

The effort is part of National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.

Local police departments and sheriff's stations are opening their doors Saturday to give Angelenos an opportunity to safely dispose of their unused or unwanted prescription drugs.

The effort is part of the Drug Enforcement Administration's (DEA) National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. Residents may drop off unwanted prescription drugs between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday, April 28 at a number of Westside police and sheriff's stations.

  • For a list of local take-back sites, see below.

The DEA says that 377,086 pounds of medications were collected nationally during the last Take-Back Day on Oct. 29, 2011.

DEA Administrator Michele M. Leonhart noted that the sheer amount of drugs turned in at Take-Back Day shows that there is a need for citizens to have a safe way to dispose of medications.

In a press release, Leonhart that past events have “dramatically reduced the risk of prescription drug diversion and abuse, and increased awareness of this critical public health issue."

The following is a list of take-back sites on the Westside within 10 miles of Pacific Palisades that will be open for National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day this Saturday.

Santa Monica Police Department

  • Address: 333 Olympic Dr., Santa Monica, CA
  • Distance From Pali: 6 miles

Los Angeles Police Department Pacific Police Station

  • Address: 12312 Culver Blvd., Los Angeles, CA
  • Distance From Pali: 9 miles

Los Angeles Police Department - Northeast Area

  • Address: 3353 San Fernando Rd., Los Angeles, CA
  • Distance From Pali: 9 miles

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department - Marina del Rey Station

  • Address: 13851 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey, CA   
  • Distance From Pali: 10 miles

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