YUMA, Ariz. (KYMA, KECY) - The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is hosting it's national prescription drug take back day April 24th.
The take back events offer an opportunity for locals to anonymously drop off any drugs they may have, no questions asked.
Five locations in Yuma County will be hosting the event April 24th from 10am to 2pm:
- Yuma Police Department
- Yuma County Sheriffs Office
- San Luis Police Department
- Somerton Police Department
- Wellton Police Department
The goal is to collect drugs that are no longer in use or expired to avoid them getting into the wrong hands.
The program has been running nationwide for 10 years. During this time span he DEA reports disposing of 190,000 pounds of drugs.
The DEA also reports 85,000 Americans who have passed from August 2019 - August 2020.
The Yuma County Narcotics Task Force has been at the forefront of getting drugs off the streets. A recent report for the 2020 calendar year shows 544 drug related incidents in Yuma County alone.