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Prescription drug roundup scheduled for Carson City

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Carson City Sheriff's Reserve Deputy Tulio Marroquin and volunteer Jenny Smith process unused drugs collected during a Partnership Carson City Drug Roundup in 2018. The next roundup is April 27.
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Help protect each other and our water supply by properly disposing of your unused or expired prescription drugs, over-the-counter products, prescription liquids, pet medications and syringes.

As part of the federal Drug Roundup initiative, Partnership Carson City will set up drug roundup stations 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, April 27, in front of both Save Mart Supermarkets, 3620 N. Carson and 4348 S. Carson streets; Smith’s Food & Drug Store, 559 E. William St.; and FoodMaxx, 3325 Highway 50 East.

“We do this to make our trash disposal system and water supply safe,” said Hannah McDonald, director of Partnership Carson City. “We don’t want medicine and supplies left dangerously unattended in the trash or flushed down the toilet. We also want to help cut down on drug abuse, mistaken use and access for children.”

Bring syringes in a sealed, hard plastic or tin container. Pills should be brought in a bottle or plastic bag.

Drugs can always be dropped off for disposal as well at the Carson City Sheriff’s Office, 911 E. Musser St.

At-home disposal kits will also be available at the roundup stations and are usually still available afterward at Partnership Carson City, 1925 N. Carson St. The kits make it so prescription drugs can be placed safely in the trash.

Volunteers collect hundreds of pounds of pills and needles at the Carson City locations each roundup.

“We want to continue to see that roundup amount grow,” McDonald said.

Drug roundups are held every six months. After each one, the drugs are taken to a proper disposal site.

For information, call Partnership Carson City at 775-841-4730 or go to pcccarson.org.