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National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

SOUTHERN COLORADO, Colo. (KRDO) -- April 24 is National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.

Saturday, the Colorado Springs Police Department and the Pueblo County Sheriff's Office will be stationed throughout Southern Colorado to collect unused prescription drugs.

They are accepting all medication, whether it's expired or just not needed anymore. Additionally, law enforcement officers won't ask any questions.

In Colorado Springs, officers will be at the following locations 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.:

  • Police Operations Center - 705 South Nevada Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO 80903
  •  UCHealth Memorial Hospital North - 4050 Briargate Parkway, Colorado Springs, CO 80920
  • Security Fire Station 1 - 400 Security Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80911

In Pueblo, deputies will be at the following locations from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

  • Pueblo County Sheriff's Office West Sub-Station, 320 Joe Martinez Blvd
  • Pueblo Rural Fire Station, 29912 U.S. Highway 50 E.
  • Valley Health Mart Pharmacy, 4493 Bent Brothers Blvd. Colorado City.

The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day was started by the Drug Enforcement Administration to get unused prescription drugs out of homes to prevent any misuse or abuse.

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Shelby Filangi

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