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Prescription drug take-back set for April 24 in Kingman

A prescription drug take-back event is set for April 24 in Kingman. (Adobe image)

A prescription drug take-back event is set for April 24 in Kingman. (Adobe image)

KINGMAN – A countywide, drive-thru drug take-back event has been scheduled for Saturday, April 24 in Kingman, Bullhead City and Lake Havasu City.

The county and the Arizona Youth Partnership wrote in a news release that YADAH, MAPPED and MSTEPP have partnered with the police departments of Kingman, Bullhead City and Lake Havasu City, along with the AZ Counter Drug Task Force and Mohave Community College, to host the event.

“Properly disposing of old, unused or expired medication is extremely important because it saves lives and protects the environment,” said Ricarda DeAnda, prevention coordinator at Arizona Youth Partnership.

The release noted that Mohave County police departments receive an average of 80-100 pounds of medication a month per site in their local drop boxes.

“Holding events like this provides the opportunity for community awareness about the potential risks,” DeAnda continued. “When we choose to participate as a community, we are working together to create environmentally friendly waste reduction that can also save lives.”

The Kingman event will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Kingman Police Department parking lot, 2730 E. Andy Devine Ave. The Bullhead City event will also take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Bullhead police station parking lot, 1255 Marina Blvd. The take-back in Lake Havasu City will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Mohave Community College campus, 1977 W. Acoma Blvd.

Participants should not bring liquids, needles or glass. Items turned over for collection cannot be returned. Participants will also receive a goodie bag as a thank you for their contribution and commitment to the community.

Information provided by Arizona Youth Partnership

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