|CHP, USDA team to collect unwanted prescription drugs
The Santa Rosa Area CHP and the United States Drug Enforcement Administration will provide the public with the opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs. This will take place on Saturday, Oct. 26, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
People are encouraged to bring their medications for disposal to the CHP office at 6100 Labath Ave. in Rohnert Park. This service is free and anonymous.
Last September, Americans turned in 244 tons of prescription drugs at more than 5,200 sites operated by the DEA and its local and state law enforcement partners.
The last event in April of this year yielded more than 500 pounds of expired and unwanted medications from the Santa Rosa CHP location alone.
In addition, the CHP will also be providing free child safety seat checkups and installations. Officers have found that in most cases, child safety seats are installed incorrectly. Call (707) 588-1400 for an appointment. Drive-up customers are welcome, but those with appointments will take priority.
Also, New York Life will be on hand to provide child ID cards at no cost to the public. Additionally, the Polly Klaas Foundation will be providing abduction prevention information and child safety materials.