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CCSD Police Department to host Pill Take Back Day event
Outreach program provides valuable service for the community

LAS VEGAS – The Clark County School District (CCSD) Police Department, in conjunction with the Care Coalition, will sponsor a “Pill Take Back Day” event on Saturday, Sept. 12, from 7-11:30 a.m. This community event will take place at Bob Miller Middle School, located at 2400 Cozy Hill Circle in Henderson.

The purpose of the event is to collect expired or unused prescriptions so they can be disposed of in a safe manner, which will also help to keep them out of the hands of children.

“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,” said CCSD School Police Officer Robert Mayer. “We are holding this event not only to 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. We will discuss with them the signs to look for if they believe their children are using drugs.”

CCSD police officers have collected more than 2,300 pounds of medications during the 2014-15 school year, and they are hoping to have a higher level of participation this year. The location for the event changes each time in an effort to serve all areas of the community.

For more information about this event, contact Officer Mayer at 702-366-5244 or 702-799-7830. For more information about the Clark County School District, visit ccsd.net.