OAKHURST – The Madera County Sheriff’s Office will host their annual drug take-back event this coming Saturday, Sept. 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
For the convenience of all Madera County residents and business owners, the unwanted and/or unused drugs can be disposed of in two locations, one in Oakhurst and one in Madera.
The Oakhurst drop-off point is the Madera County Sheriff’s Office at 48267 Liberty Drive in Oakhurst, just past True Value Hardware.
The goal of the program is to allow citizens to deliver all of their unused, unwanted, or expired medications to law enforcement officials, who can in turn dispose of these controlled substances in a safe, secure, and non-hazardous manner.
All unwanted medications can be disposed of in secure collection boxes located at both drop-off sites.
Drugs can be disposed of in their original containers. People who dispose of medications in original containers are encouraged to remove any identifying information from the prescription label.
None of the medication will ever be counted, inventoried or logged by law enforcement, nor will law enforcement handle any of the unwanted medication.
All solid dosage pharmaceutical product and liquids in consumer containers may be accepted. Liquid products such as cough syrup should remain sealed in their original container. The depositor should ensure that the cap is tightly sealed to prevent leakage.
Intravenous solutions, injectables, and syringes will not be accepted due to potential hazard posed by blood-borne pathogens.
There is also a drug take-back event in Mariposa County this Saturday. For more details, click here.