Teens feel that prescription drugs are “safer to use” than street drugs since they’re prescribed by a physician. Teens state that they are “easier to get than beer” because they are in family and friends medicine cabinets. Dispose of your expired/unused prescriptions – go to Gilpin County Sheriff website and click on Drug Take Back Day for more info .
In 2012, more than twice as many people in Colorado died from accidental poisoning due to opioid analgesics (i.e. morphine, oxycodone) than from drunk-driving related fatalities. Get rid of unwanted/expired prescription drugs – click www.gilpincountysheriff.com to find out how.
Yearly deaths in Colorado due to drug-related poisoning more than doubled from 2000 to 2012. Safely dispose of unused/expired prescription drugs. Click here for more info.
On 4/26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Gilpin Sheriff’s Office will participate in the Prescription Drug Take-Back Day and will be accepting unused and expired prescription drugs for disposal. We want to help you keep your family safe so bring your unwanted prescription drugs to 2960 Dory Hill Rd. This service is free and anonymous. Only pills or patches will be accepted – no liquids, needles or sharps.