St. George Police, DEA hold ‘Drug Take-Back Day’ no questions asked

ST. GEORGE — As part of National Drug Take-Back Day, the St. George Police Department is at Smith’s Food and Drug center on the corner of Bluff and St. George Boulevard until 2 p.m. Saturday. The detectives and officers are allowing people to turn in old, unwanted or unused prescription drugs for disposal.

St. George Police detectives accept a bag of unused prescription drugs at the semi-annual Drug Take-Back Day, St. George, Utah, April 30, 2016 | Photo by Ric Wayman, St. George News
St. George Police detectives accept a bag of unused prescription drugs at the semi-annual Drug Take-Back Day, St. George, Utah, April 30, 2016 | Photo by Ric Wayman, St. George News

“We partner with the Southwest Prevention Coalition, which is here in Washington County,” St. George Police Detective Brandon Dunbar said. “We want to get the word out that we do have drop boxes at our local police departments and the Watson Pharmacy at the hospital, so you can drop (your unused prescription drugs) off anytime.”

Disposal of your old medications through this program prevents prescription abuse, accidental poisoning, and environmental poisoning from self-disposal.

The program is no questions asked, Dunbar said, and is done cooperatively with the DEA. Simply drive up and drop off the drugs to the officers.

The St. George Police Department offers this service to the community every 6 months, and anytime at the locations listed below.

Drug Take-Back Locations in Washington County

St. George Police Department, 265 North 200 East, St. George

Washington City Police Department, 95 North Main St., Washington

Hurricane City Police Department, 90 South 700 West, Hurricane

Washington County Sheriff’s Office, 750 North 5300 West, Hurricane

Dixie State Campus Police, 800 East 300 South, St. George

Watson Pharmacy, 1380 E. Medical Center Drive, St. George

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6 Comments

  • Richard April 30, 2016 at 5:13 pm

    May is ,”Take Back the D.E.A.” month. These Authoritarians have used their miss-guided and ll fated war on drugs in an attempt to strip away all Civil and Human liberty’s. In their bid to subjugate the entire population. It is this group and other state and Federal groups that created the drug scourge. If they go away so will the drug epidemic. Still they continue to strip social and public funding sources by the billions. In addition to the trillions given them by Obama they continue to bankrupt all social spending programs, this ,mostly, is state and Federal grants that are commandeered and miss-appropriated. These people will set their own mothers out of their nursing home to bust someone for smoking pot in their attempt to subjugate everyone..We need to stop this pilfering of public funds which are then used against the citizens. They adore the word,”LEGAL” it is the rock they hide their villainous deeds beneath. The world had enough of the Authoritarians when the S.S. goosestepped onto the world stage during the second world war.

  • youcandoit April 30, 2016 at 7:39 pm

    Why doesn’t st George news advertise events before they happen instead of after it’s like a slap in the face.

    • Joyce Kuzmanic Joyce Kuzmanic May 1, 2016 at 6:32 am

      Actually, giving advance previews of events we plan to cover is something we are committed to doing, YCDI. We know that it’s not enjoyable to see a story and photos on an event you might have liked to attend. These usually post within the week prior to the event, so you’ll want to watch our news feed daily to spot them or just go to our “Events” section; click on the Menu at upper left corner of any page on our site, follow news to lifestyle to events. Or, here is the link to that section:

      http://www.stgeorgeutah.com/news/archive/category/life/events/

      We also publish a weekend guide called TGIF every Thursday afternoon that includes every event in the region we identify.

      In this case, I’m sorry you missed it. We published about “take-back” day last Saturday.

      No matter – I can help you! You have not missed out 😀 There are a number of locations throughout the county that have “take-back” drop boxes you can use every day those offices are open, no questions asked. You’ll find a list at the bottom of the report above.

      ST. GEORGE NEWS
      Joyce Kuzmanic
      Editor in Chief

    • .... May 1, 2016 at 8:18 am

      Ha ha you got told !

  • ladybugavenger May 1, 2016 at 9:54 pm

    No questions asked. Wait! I have a question, do these drugs then get sold on the streets in sting operations? Another question: How many agents and personnel steal these drugs for personal use?

  • .... May 2, 2016 at 6:31 am

    Really. ? ( LAME )

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