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National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

For Immediate Release April 26th,2024

t’s that time of year again to go through your medicine cabinets and get rid of unwanted prescription medications safely. On National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, April 27, you can discard unused and expired medications at two TCSO detention facilities:

•    Bob Wiley Detention Facility, 36712 Road 112, Visalia

•    South County Detention Facility, 1960 W. Scranton Ave., Porterville

Unused or expired prescription medications are a public safety issue and can lead to accidental poisoning, overdose, and abuse. Most of the teenagers who abuse prescription drugs get them from family and friends and their home medicine cabinets.

Proper disposal of unused drugs saves lives and protects the environment. This take-back program is the best way to dispose of old drugs. The National Take Back Day happens twice a year. In April 2023, about 4,500 law enforcement agencies across the country staffed nearly 5,000 collection sites and collected 332 tons of unwanted medications.

For more info, go to ( or call TCSO at (559) 802-9412.

Teresa Douglass
Tulare County Sheriff’s Office PIO

Office (559) 802-9412

Cell (559) 731-7500

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