Drug take back set for Sept. 27


In coordination with the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Archuleta County Sheriff’s Office will again participate in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Sept. 27 — allowing residents to safely dispose of unused and expired prescription and over-the-counter medications.

Between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Sept. 27, deputies will be collecting medications in front of the sheriff’s office, located at 449 San Juan St. (U.S. 160).

The following will not be accepted: needles and sharps, mercury (such as in thermometers), oxygen containers, chemotherapy/radioactive substances, pressurized canisters and illicit drugs.

For additional information, visit www.dea.gov.