Community Information Specialist
DELAND POLICE TAKING BACK UNWANTED PRESCRIPTION DRUGS
The DeLand Police Department will be participating in the Drug Enforcement Administration’s National Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday, October 22.
The event, which will be from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in the DeLand Police Department’s front parking lot, is an opportunity for anyone to dispose of unwanted, unused or expired prescription drugs. The DeLand Police Department is located at 219 W. Howry Avenue.
In April, more than 4,000 law enforcement agencies across the nation participated in the take-back initiative, collecting 447 tons of unwanted prescription drugs, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.
For those unable to participate in the Take-Back Initiative, here are some helpful tips from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for getting rid of unwanted prescription drugs:
For more information on the DeLand Police Department’s Drug Take-Back Day, please contact the Community Services Unit at 386-626-7468.
Administrative offices: West Volusia 386-736-5961 Daytona Beach 386-254-4689 New Smyrna Beach 386-423-3352
Non-emergency dispatch numbers: DeLand 386-943-8276 Daytona Beach 386-239-8276 New Smyrna Beach 386-409-8276 Osteen 407-323-0151