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September 22, 2014 (San Diego’s East County)--Saturday, September 27th is National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. 

If you are looking to get rid of unwanted and expired prescription drugs, the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department will collect and dispose of these medicines during the Drug Enforcement Agency’s ninth National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.  Old prescription drugs can pose hazards to others if they fall into the wrong hands.

So on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sheriff’s deputies will be on hand to collect medications that you can drop off at the following locations in East County:

Sheriff’s substations in Alpine and Lemon Grove, the McGrath Family YMCA in Rancho San Diego, Albertson’s parking lot in Ramona, and Walgreens drug store parking lots in Lakeside and Santee.

For a complete list of drop-off locations and addresses countywide, go to: .

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