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Don't Leave Your Drugs on the Doorstep

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    Don't believe anyone offering to pick up your old prescriptions. It's a scam according to San Diego County Sheriff Bill Gore.

    Prescription Take Back Day is a real thing. It's being held at six locations around the county on Sat., April 17. However, it appears some thieves are taking advantage of the opportunity and telling residents in Rancho Bernardo that they can just leave their drugs on the front porch and someone will be by to pick them up.

    "That's simply not true," Sheriff Gore said Friday in a news release.

    The county is working on getting prescription drug drop boxes at several sheriff's facilities but in the mean time, you can stop by one of the locations Saturday to properly dispose of your old medicine. Personnel will be available to take these drugs with no questions asked.

    County Administration Center
    1600 Pacific Highway
    San Diego

    Tri-City Medical Center
    4202 Vista Way
    Oceanside

    Poway Sheriff‟s Station
    13100 Bowron Road
    Poway

    Scripps Memorial Hospital
    354 Santa Fe Drive
    Encinitas

    El Cajon Courthouse
    250 East Main Street
    El Cajon

    South Bay Courthouse
    500 Third Avenue
    Chula Vista

    The last Take Back Day collected rougly 300 pounds of prescription medications at all the locations, according to the sheriff's dept. news release.