Visalia police, DEA accept prescription drugs

The Fresno BeeMarch 29, 2014 

The Visalia Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration will give the public an opportunity to drop off any potentially dangerous, expired or unused prescription drugs at the Visalia Police Department headquarters on April 26.

People will be able to bring any unwanted pills to the headquarters at 303 S. Johnson St. from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The service is free and anonymous.

The DEA cannot accept liquids, needles or sharps -- only pills or patches.

Authorities hold this event to prevent pill abuse and theft. Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse and abuse.

Last October, Americans turned in more than 647,000 pounds of prescription drugs at more than 4,114 sites operated by the DEA.

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