Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Prescription drug turn-in in Casa Grande on Oct. 1st

Florence, AZ - The Pinal County Attorney's Office along with the Casa
Grande Police Dept. would like to see all unused, left over or expired
prescription drugs out of people's cabinets and away from our children
and our ground water.

In order the protect the public, the Pinal County Attorney's Office
and the City of Casa Grande Police Department will be holding a
Prescription Drug Turn-in during the Police Department's Anti-Crime
Night at Carr-McNatt Park.

The public is invited to bring their left over prescription drugs to
the Law Enforcement Booth at the Carr-McNatt Partk on Friday, Oct. 1st,
2010, between 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.  Officers will be standing by to
collect the drugs which will then be destroyed in a safe and legal

Left over prescription drugs are in all of our cabinets.  They come
from prescriptions which we did not finish when we were sick.  Some of
these are seriously out of date and others are narcotics which should
not be lying around.

One of the serious problems among our youth is the misuse of
prescription drugs.  These are normally obtained from left over drugs in
parent's medicine cabinets.  Teens will mix these drugs without
knowing that mixing some of them can be dangerous and sometimes fatal.

Another problem is with adults who either do not pay attention or who
are confused and accidentally take the wrong drug.  This, also, can have
serious consequences.

These left over medications need to be disposed of.  However, we do not
want people to flush them into the water table or to throw them in the
trash where they can be recovered by children or others.
For more information call Kostas Kalaitzidis at 520 866 6699 or 520 709
1333 or email at