Drop Off Prescription Drugs at Metro Police Substations
Medication disposal boxes have been erected at 10 Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department substations across the County, officials announced today.
The announcement was made by Clark County Water Reclamation District Chairman Larry Brown and representatives of Metro’s Narcotics Division.
Each Metro patrol substation is now equipped with a secure box for the anonymous disposal of unused or expired prescription drugs.
Officials said the boxes will help keep prescription drugs from falling into the wrong hands, being sold illegally or contaminating our water supply from improper disposal.
The grant funding was made possible through a partnership with the County Commission and the Clark County Water Reclamation District. The program bolsters the District’s “Pain in the Drain” education campaign.
“This program and these disposal boxes represent a tremendous solution to allow our citizens to get rid of the medications, and to do so in a safe and environmentally friendly way,” said Brown, who also serves as the County commissioner for Northwest District C.
The drugs may be dropped off anonymously.
The boxes may be found at these Las Vegas-area locations:
- Enterprise Area Command at 6975 W. Windmill
- Northwest Area Command at 9850 W. Cheyenne Ave.
- Southwest Area Command at 8445 Eldora once it opens later this year.
- Bolden Area Command at 1851 Stella Lake
- Northeast Area Command at 3750 Cecile
- Convention Center Area Command at 750 Sierra Vista
- Southcentral Area Command at 4860 Las Vegas Blvd.
- Southeast Area Command at 3675 E. Harmon Ave.
Dropoff boxes also may be found at the Laughlin Substation at the Regional Government Center at 101 Laughlin Civic Way, Suite 3; and at the Overton Substation at 320 N Moapa Valley Blvd. in Overton.
For more information on proper medication disposal go to www.paininthedrain.com.