Drug Take-Back Day

Twice a year the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office joins law enforcement agencies nationwide to remove potentially dangerous controlled substances from our nation’s medicine cabinets. The Drug Take-Back Day provides an opportunity for the public to surrender expired, unwanted, or unused pharmaceutical controlled substances and other medications for destruction. These drugs are a potential source of supply for illegal use and an unacceptable risk to public health and safety.

Facts About the Event

This one-day effort is intended to bring national focus to the issue of increasing pharmaceutical controlled substance abuse.

  • The program is anonymous
  • Prescription and over-the-counter solid dosage medications, (tablets and capsules) are accepted
  • Intravenous solutions, injectables, needles and oxygen containers will not be accepted
  • Illicit substances such as marijuana or methamphetamine are not a part of this initiative
  • The prescriptions should be removed from the original containers and placed in a plastic bag prior to drop off

National Drug Take-Back

The DEA holds the National Drug Take-Back events in April and October of each year. 

Saturday, October 27, 2018 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

The Sheriff's Office will accommodate collections at three sites in the county:

Sheriff's Office Headquarters 
200 Jefferson County Parkway
Golden, CO 80401

Conifer High School
10441 County Road 73
Conifer, CO 80433

Dakota Ridge High School
13399 W Coal Mine Avenue
Littleton, CO 80127

Jefferson Center for Mental Health

A MedReturn Drug Collection Unit is available at the Jefferson Center for Mental Health south entrance on the second floor (9485 West Colfax Avenue) Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. At this location unwanted, unused and expired household medications, including prescriptions and over-the-counter drugs are accepted. For more information call 303-432-5925.