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Need a Place to Dump Your Extra Pills?

The Orange County Sheriff's Department and the DEA is sponsoring a "Drug Take-Back Day."

Photo credit: Kyle Stucker
Photo credit: Kyle Stucker
From an Orange County Sheriff's Department press release:

The Orange County Sheriff’s Department in partnership with the Drug Enforcement Administration is hosting a Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday, April 26, 2014, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. rain or shine.

This event will give the public an opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous, expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. This service is free and anonymous, no questions asked. Below is a list of collection sites:

  • Laguna Hills City Hall, 24035 El Toro Road
  • Lake Forest City Hall, 25550 Commercentre
  • Mission Viejo City Hall,  200 Civic Center
  • Rancho Santa Martartina City Hall, 22112 El Paseo
Brainwashed_In_Church April 18, 2014 at 02:52 PM
Grind them up into a powder and mix them with with some cat food and feed it to your neighbor's disgusting cat.
OldTimer April 19, 2014 at 01:16 AM
So are you telling me that if some joker stopped by with a 6 pound bucket of ludes that the cops wouldn't ask any probing questions or at minimum jot down the numbers on his Ca plates and keep the bucket as potential evidence? I don't know if I buy that. Oh, and show up on April 26th 'rain or shine'? In the last 100 years how often did it rain on April 26th in Orange County? I bet we had more earthquakes on that date than rainstorms.
Brainwashed_In_Church April 19, 2014 at 10:05 AM
Haven't Quaaludes been illegal since 1984? (I remember going to Halloween parties back in the 1970s with people dressed up as huge "Rorer 714" pills) Hard to mention those in the context of a article describing dumping of (legal) prescription drugs.
OldTimer April 19, 2014 at 12:05 PM
Oh, Andy. What's the use of splitting hairs with me? If you don't like the 'ludes' example substitute the one of your choice. There are literally hundreds of 'legal' drugs. (ie. bennies, vallies, oxy, etc...). The point being if some clown showed up with a 6 pound bucket of them to drop in the amnesty safe I wonder if the cops would turn a blind eye like the article says. About as likely as witnessing the birth of a 2-headed goat IMO. Btw, I loved those 70's haloween parties. That "Rorer 714" costume you referred to must have been hilarious. I wish I would have thought of it. The best I could do was dressing up like "Father Time" while carrying around a cracked wall clock I brought from home.

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