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PRESCRIPTION DRUG ROUND-UP SATURDAY, APRIL 28 10 A.M. TO 2:00 P.M.
04/17/2012

The Emerald Coast Utilities Authority (ECUA), Pensacola Police Department, and Escambia County
Sheriff’s Office (ECSO), in coordination with the Community Drug and Alcohol
Council (CDAC), and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), will conduct the
“Prescription Drug Round-Up,” Saturday, April 28, 2012, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00
p.m. The event is a one-day effort between local and federal law enforcement to
provide the general public a means to voluntarily surrender expired, unwanted, unused
pharmaceutically-controlled substances, and other medications for proper disposal
and destruction.

Pharmaceuticals are being discovered in our nation's waterways at very low
concentrations. While the sources of these pharmaceuticals may be numerous, the
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has been studying unused pharmaceutical
disposal practices. This study was prompted by the concern that potentially
large amounts of pharmaceuticals are being flushed or improperly disposed of
down the drain, ultimately ending up in our rivers, streams and coastal waters.

On October 29, 2012, the most recent  “Prescription Drug Round-Up” collected over
927 pounds of unused and unwanted prescription drugs. The Saturday, April 28,
2012 event will feature 7 locations with deputies and officers from the
Pensacola Police Department and Escambia County Sheriff’s Office participating
in the effort.


CVS Pharmacy Locations                             

13430 Innerarity Point Road

8150 North Davis Highway (Corner North Davis Highway and Olive Road)

3880 North 9th Avenue

2100 West Cervantes Street



Law Enforcement Locations



PPD Headquarters

711 North Hayne Street, Pensacola, Florida 32501


Escambia County Sheriff Office

1700 West Leonard Street, Pensacola, Florida 32501

Pensacola Beach Sheriff Substation, Casino Beach


For additional event information, contact the Pensacola Police Department (850) 435-1905, Escambia County Sheriff’s
Office (850) 436-9277, ECUA (850) 969-3348, or visit www.ecua.fl.gov.