This Saturday, the San Francisco Police Department and other local law enforcement agencies will join the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration in a nationwide prescription drug take-back day. All SFPD stations will be participating.
Residents in the Mission who want to hand in their prescription drugs can take them to SFPD’s Mission Station at 630 Valencia St. between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Prescription pills that are unused, expired or unwanted will be accepted. Police will not ask for any kind of identification and will provide plastic bags for the pills if needed.
The event is for prescription pills only; they will not accept liquid medications, intravenous solutions, inhalers or patch-style medications. Illicit substances are not part of the program, the SFPD said.
The most recent take-back event was on April 28, 2012. Nationwide, law enforcement agencies collected a record 276 tons of medications.