Sent on 8/22/2016 3:08:14 PM
The Pima County Sheriff’s Department has added a new service at the Tucson Mountain District Office. A drop-box for unused prescription and over-the-counter medications has been permanently installed. The purchase of the container was made possible through a donation by the Marana Prevention Alliance. The proper collection and disposal of unused prescription and over-the-counter medications is extremely important. Improper or careless disposal creates potential problems, namely environmental and health hazards. We will continue to hold Dispose-a-Med events throughout the year; however, due to an increasing demand, this permanent box has been installed. The Tucson Mountain District Office is located at: 6261 North Sandario Road (phone number: 351-3811). The box will be accessible during normal business hours, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, excluding holidays. We are excited to provide this added service to the citizens of Pima County. We hope this resource can help prevent issues that arise with unattended, unused medications in our community. For a list of items that will be accepted, or for additional drop-off locations, visit our website at: pimasheriff.org/department-services/dispose-med/. For more information about the Marana Prevention Alliance, visit their website at: http://maranampa.org/.