National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department will collect and dispose of these medicines during the Drug Enforcement Agency’s (DEA) ninth National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.

This event is on Saturday, September 27th from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Sheriff’s Deputies will be at the following North County locations:

Encinitas – Scripps Encinitas Hospital
354 Santa Fe Drive

San Marcos – Kaiser Permanente Pharmacy
400 Craven Road

Vista – Walgreens Parking Lot
310 Sycamore Avenue

This service is free and anonymous. No sharps or needles accepted.

Unwanted or expired prescription drugs can be dangerous to the community by falling into the wrong hands.

For a full list of drop-off locations, go to: You can also drop off unwanted prescriptions at any Sheriff’s Station or Substation during normal business hours. For more information, visit:

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