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CCSD police holding 'Pill Take Back' event

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The Pill Take Back Day event has returned in hopes of collecting expired or unused prescriptions to be disposed of safely and kept away from children.

The Clark County School District Police Department, along with the CARE Coalition, will be hosting the annual event on Saturday, Sept. 10, from 8 a.m. - noon at Bob Miller Middle School, located at 2400 Cozy Hill Circle in Henderson.

“Throughout the nation and locally, we are seeing more children who are abusing prescription drugs, most of which are coming directly from their parents’ medicine cabinets,” CCSD police officer Robert Mayer said. 

“We hold these events throughout the year to not only provide a safe method of disposal, but also to reduce the chances of these medicines falling into the hands of children. The event will also serve as a reminder for parents to secure their medications,” Mayer continued.

Safety precautions on how to acknowledge if someone's children are using drugs will also be discussed at the event.

During the 2015-16 school year, CCSD police officers have collected more than 4,800 pounds of medications and hope to continue collecting more prescriptions this year through the event in order to keep children safe.

For more information about the event, contact Mayer at 702-366-5244 or 702-799-7830. 

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