ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The Drug Enforcement Administration wants to keep prescription drugs out of the wrong hands, and that’s why every year they put on “National Drug Take Back Day.”
Anyone could bring expired or extra prescription drugs, especially opioid pills, and dispose of them at any drop off site Saturday.
Experts say it’s important to educate your children about the dangers of pills found in your medicine cabinet.
“That they let them know how dangerous they are and caution them not to use them, and only use them under medical supervision,” said Damon Martinez, U.S. Attorney for New Mexico.
There were 77 drop-off locations statewide.
The DEA also got some help from an Albuquerque boy scout, running a drop-off site for his Eagle Project.