Brentwood PD: 36 Tons of Prescription Drugs Collected


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November 5, 2013 (BRENTWOOD, CA) – On October 26, Brentwood Police Officers partnered with the United States Drug Enforcement Administration and hosted their fourth drop off site at the Brentwood Police Department. Northern California and Central Valley residents turned in 19 tons of unwanted and expired medications at 227 collection sites staffed by 156 federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies that partnered with DEA on the event.

Statewide, 72,850 lbs (36 tons) of prescription medications were collected from members of the public at collection sites hosted by state, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies.

The Brentwood Police Department participates in this event to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means for disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications.

Authored by: Lt. Doug Silva
Support Services Division


  1. Great job and a worthy cause! Large trace amounts of all drugs are found in our waterways which wildlife and farm animals drink and then you eat. It cuases deformities in animals and birds. BIG problem being taken care of in some form! 36 tons is unimaginable!!

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