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Date(s) - 04/27/2024
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Calaveras County Office of Education


The Calaveras County “Drop the Drugs” initiative, sponsored by the DEA and hosted by the Calaveras County Sheriff’s Office, is scheduled for Saturday, April 27th, 2024, from 10 am to 2 pm. This essential community event will offer two convenient locations for participants to utilize: The Calaveras County Office of Education, located at 185 South Main Street, Angels Camp, and Toyon Middle School, conveniently positioned on Highway 12 between San Andreas and Valley Springs.
“Drop the Drugs” day provides an invaluable opportunity for residents to safely and responsibly dispose of any expired, unused, or unwanted prescription drugs. Our dedicated deputies will be stationed at each site to receive these materials. We kindly request that all identifying information on medicine containers be either marked out or removed to ensure complete anonymity. It’s important to emphasize that this service is entirely free, and participants will not be subjected to any questioning.
Since the inception of this program in 2011, Calaveras County’s “Drop the Drugs” events, in partnership with the DEA, have successfully removed thousands of pounds of potentially hazardous drugs and medications from our community. Historically, improper disposal methods such as flushing medicines down toilets or tossing them in the trash have posed significant safety, environmental, and health risks. Returning unused drugs to law enforcement agencies for proper disposal remains the safest and most environmentally responsible method, and the DEA is proud to support this initiative.
For those community members who may be unable to attend the event on April 27th, we have established permanent “Drug Drop Boxes” at two convenient locations: the Calaveras County Sheriff’s Office in San Andreas and the Angels Camp Police Department. These boxes are available for drug drop-offs during regular business hours, ensuring a continued effort to keep our community safe and clean.
For more information about the Calaveras County “Drop the Drugs” program or the upcoming event on April 27th, 2024, please contact Corporal Ty Seawell at 209-754-6500.