Daytona Beach, FL – National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is Saturday, April 27. This marks the 17th time in nine years that the event has taken place. DEA Special Agent Anne-Judith Lambert said the DEA has collected nearly 11 million pounds of expired, unused, and unwanted prescription medications during that time. Lambert also said that the public is strongly encouraged to dispose of these types of medication.
Closer to home, the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office, the Daytona Beach Police department, and the Ormond Beach Police Department will have drop-off locations for residents to get rid of their prescription drugs. DBPD Chief Craig Capri said he fears children getting ahold of prescription drugs. The department’s location at 129 Valor Boulevard has a box that was provided by CVS that is available for prescription drop off 24/7.
Residents can also take their unwanted prescriptions to the new Midtown Precinct office at 995 Orange Avenue. Chief Capri said there won’t be a drop-off box but officers will be on hand between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. He said you can turn your items in with no questions asked.
VCSO will be collecting at district headquarters and all other district locations, which are located in DeLand, Deltona, DeBary, Ormond Beach and New Smyrna Beach, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturday. The OBPD will collect at the Police Department Lobby on W. Granada Blvd.
For more information on National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day and to find locations near you, visit DEATakeback.com