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Ventura County Sheriff's Office
Friday January 20th, 2017 :: 12:16 p.m. PST


News Story Prescription / Rx Collection @ Leisure Village

Nature of Incident: Prescription / Rx Collection @ Leisure Village
Report Number:  
Location: 200 Leisure Village Drive, Camarillo, Ca
Date & Time: January 21, 2017 / 10:00AM – 3:00PM
Unit(s) Responsible: Camarillo Police Department’s Community Resource Unit
(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (P)arty, (D)ecedent

City of Residence

On Saturday January 21, 2017, the Camarillo Police Department is partnering with Leisure Village Security to collect unused / expired prescription medication, from residents of the village.  The Camarillo Police Department started its first prescription Rx collection at Leisure Village, in December of 2012.  Knowing how difficult it is for some elderly residents to bring the unused / expired prescriptions to the drop off bin at the Police Station, the Camarillo Police Department has been bringing the collection to the residents. During six previous collections, a total of 797.35 pounds of unused / expired prescription medication was collected. Based on the success of those collections, the Camarillo Police Department and Leisure Village Security are conducting additional collections at least twice a year.  The Camarillo Police Department would like to remind citizens that unused or expired prescription medications are a public safety issue, and can lead to accidental overdose and abuse. Unused drugs that are flushed contaminate the water supply.
The Camarillo Police Department would like to thank the residents of Leisure Village and Leisure Village Security for their help in making our community a safer one. As a reminder, if you want to drop off unused / expired medications at the Camarillo Police Department or any other Sheriff sub-station, we have Pharmaceutical drop-off bins in all of our lobbies. The lobbies at each sub-station are open Monday-Friday from 8:00AM-5:00PM.
Prepared by: Sergeant John M. Franchi #2549  
News Release Date: January 20, 2017  
Media Follow-Up Contact: Sergeant John M. Franchi @ 805-388-5135  
Approved by: Captain Cory Rubright  
Ventura County Crime Stoppers will pay up to $1,000 reward for information, which leads to the arrest and criminal complaint against the person(s) responsible for this crime.  The caller may remain anonymous.  The call is not recorded.  Call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (8477).

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Ventura, CA 93009

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