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5/22/2013 8:52:00 AM
Dump the Drugs collects record amount of prescription meds
MATFORCE Executive Director Merilee Fowler and Prescott Valley Interim Chief of Police James Edelstein display prescription drug drop boxes that are now available at 10 locations throughout the county.
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MATFORCE Executive Director Merilee Fowler and Prescott Valley Interim Chief of Police James Edelstein display prescription drug drop boxes that are now available at 10 locations throughout the county.
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The Dump the Drugs event on April 27 collected a record 587.4 pounds of medication.

The event was sponsored by MATFORCE and seven police departments - Prescott Valley, Prescott, Chino Valley, Cottonwood, Sedona, Camp Verde and Clarkdale.

Dump the Drugs was in conjunction with the National Prescription Drug Take-Back campaign, which encourages safe disposal of unwanted prescription and over-the-counter medication.

Yavapai County, local law enforcement and MATFORCE, along with its hundreds of volunteers and supporters, including the medical community, have been working to reduce the prescription drug abuse epidemic in our community.

Those who might have missed the Dump the Drugs event can take unwanted medications to drop boxes, which are now located at law enforcement offices throughout the county.

In the greater Prescott area, medications can be dropped off at the Prescott Valley Police Department, 7601 E. Civic Circle; Prescott Police Department, 222 S. Marina; Chino Valley Police Department, 1020 W. Palomino Road; and the Yavapai County Sheriff's Office, 255 E. Gurley St., Prescott.

For more information on prescription drug abuse solutions visit matforce.org.


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