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

2:08 PM
Larry Gallegos, O (505) 468-1273, C (505) 228-6668 - lagallegos@bernco.gov

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, Oct. 24, 2020, 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.

Statewide locations are listed below.

Participant Collection Sites

Army National Guard, 600 Wyoming Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87123

New Mexico Board of Pharmacy
Walgreens, 8400 Montgomery NE, Albuquerque, NM 87112
2011 12th St NW Albuquerque, NM 87104
4051 Southern Blvd SE Rio Rancho, NM 87124

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 1 Ridge Court, Placitas, NM 87043

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

Rio Arriba County Sheriff’s Office, Walmart Supercenter 1610 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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