Bernalillo County

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BernCo Partners with the National Guard and the Drug Enforcement Agency for Statewide Drug Take Back Day

3:08 PM

Bernalillo County – Bernalillo County, along with the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), the Army National Guard and other partnering agencies, invites the public for the DEA National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, this Saturday, April 24, 2021, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Army National Guard Armory, 600 Wyoming Blvd. NE in Albuquerque and at various locations around the state.
The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day addresses a crucial public safety and public health issue. According to the 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 9.9 million Americans misused controlled prescription drugs. The study shows that a majority of abused prescription drugs were obtained from family and friends, often from the home medicine cabinet.

The DEA’s Take Back Day events provide an opportunity for people to get rid of unused or expired prescription drugs in their homes. Help to prevent drug addiction and overdose deaths by keeping those drugs out of the wrong hands.

DEA will also collect vape pens or other e-cigarette devices from individual consumers only after the batteries have been removed from the devices. It is important to stress that the DEA is not responsible for removing batteries from the devices

Click here for more information.

Statewide locations are listed below.


Participant                                                                                               Collection Sites

NM Office of the Attorney General                                                      408 Galisteo, Santa Fe, NM 87506

NM Highlands University/NMHU Melody Park                                  1103 National Ave., Las Vegas, NM 87701

Town of Bernalillo Police Dept.                                                          739 S. Camino Del Pueblo

Edgewood Police Dept./Smith’s                                                        28 NM 344, Edgewood, NM 87015

Isleta Tribal Police Dept.                                                                    60 Tribal Road, Isleta, NM 87022 and 3950 Hwy 47, Albuquerque, NM 87106

Farmington Police Dept. Region II                                                     Walgreens - 4221 East Main Street, Farmington, NM 87401, Walgreens - 701 East 20th Street, Farmington, NM 87401, East 20th Street, Farmington, NM 87401


Gallup Police Dept.                                                                             451 Boardman Drive, Gallup, NM 87301

The Mall                                                                                             1300 West I-40 Frontage Road, Gallup, NM 87301

McKinley County Sheriff’s Office/Thoreau Substation                        109 Highway 371, Thoreau, NM 87323

Cuba Police Dept.                                                                              19E Cordova Ave, Cuba, NM 87013

Socorro County Sheriff’s Office/Socorro Police Dept./Walmart          700 North 6th St., Socorro, NM

Pojoaque Tribal Police Dept.                                                              58 Cities of Gold Road, Suite 6, Santa Fe, NM 87056

Taos Pueblo Dept. of Public Safety                                                    205 Rio Lucero Rd., Taos Pueblo, Taos, NM 87571

Taos Police Dept./Smith’s                                                                   224 Paseo Del Pueblo Sur, Taos , NM 87571

BIA Albuquerque                                                                               196 Eagle Drive, Ohkay Owingeh, NM 87103

Zuni Police Dept./Zuni Tribal Building                                               1203 NM-53, Zuni, NM 87327

Sandoval County Sheriff’s Office                                                      1500 Idalia Rd., Bernalillo, NM 87004,

La Puerta Real Estate Services                                                         Ridge Court, Placitas, NM 87043      

San Isidro Marshal’s Office                                                               378 Highway 4, San Isidro, NM 87053

Pueblo of Sandia Police Dept.                                                        10600 Apache Plume, Albuquerque, NM 87113

Pueblo of Laguna Police Dept.                                                        6 Rio San Jose Road, Laguna, NM 87026, 167 Casa Blanca Road, Casa Blanca, NM 87007

Pueblo of Acoma Police Dept.                                                         74 Indian Service Route 32, Acoma Pueblo, NM 87034

Los Alamos Police Dept.                                                                  2500 Trinity Drive, Los Alamos, NM 87544

Los Lunas Police Dept.                                                                    660 Main St., Los Lunas, NM 87031

Rio Arriba County Sheriff’s Office/CVS Pharmacy                          1202 North Riverside Dr., Espanola, 87532



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About Bernalillo County
Bernalillo County is 1,160 square miles and is New Mexico’s most populous county with more than 676,000 residents. Bernalillo County government provides a wide range of public services to residents who live in Albuquerque, Los Ranchos, and Tijeras and the 111,000 residents who live outside the village and city limits in the unincorporated areas of the county.  Bernalillo County employs approximately 2,500 people and has an annual operating budget and capital investments of more than $650 million. Elected officials include five county commissioners, assessor, clerk, probate judge, sheriff, and treasurer.                   


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