DEA drug disposal

TPD is encouraging residents to turn in unwanted and expired medications.

Courtesy of DEA

The Tehachapi Police Department on Saturday, April 28 will accept unwanted prescription medications as part of the Drug Enforcement Administration's 15th National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.

It will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Tehachapi Police Department, 220 W. C St.

According to a TPD news release, the take-back day is a safe, convenient and ecologically responsible way to dispose of unwanted prescription drugs and educate the public about the potential for abuse of medications.