Media Advisory Header

For Immediate Release:
April 27, 2017

Media Contact:
Detective Robin Pinkard

National Prescription Drug

Take Back Day


On Saturday, April 29th, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., the Miami –Dade Police Department (MDPD) and the Drug Enforcement Administration will host “Take Back Day.  This is the 13th opportunity in 7 years for the community to prevent pill abuse and accidental poisoning, by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous, expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your pills for disposal to any MDPD district station. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked. Liquids, needles or syringes will not be accepted only pills or patches.

For more information about the April 29th Take Back Day event, go to

Media is welcome to attend.

Who: Miami-Dade Police Department & Drug Enforcement Administration

What:National prescription drug take back day

When: April 29, 2017, 10:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.

Where:Collection locations will be at all Miami-Dade Police Department, District Stations.

Why:This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue.


# # #