PRESCRIPTION DRUG PICK UP DAY A SUCCESS (full)

BLOOD TRIBE POLICE SERVICE
BOX 300
STANDOFF, ALBERTA
T0L 1Y0

MEDIA RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE DISSEMINATION: May 26, 2016

RE: PRESCRIPTION DRUG PICK UP DAY A SUCCESS.

Prescription Drug Drop off Day has been called a huge success by organizers across the country. This past week, Blood Tribe Police Service and the Blood Tribe Prescription Drug Project worked together to help local residents safely dispose of unused and unwanted medications.

Over the week Blood Tribe Police Service and the Blood Tribe Prescription Drug Project collected approximately 10,000 prescription pills from the residence of the Blood Reserve. The drugs collected included opiates, amphetamines and barbiturates, all of which are highly dangerous drugs.

We would like to thank all of our citizens who took the opportunity to dispose of their unused prescription drugs. This is an important step in dealing with the serious problems associated with prescription drug abuse.

This initiative, led nationally by the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police, and provincially by the Alberta Association of Chiefs of Police will help communities keep these drugs out of the hands of those who should not have them. The misuse and abuse of prescription medications has become a public safety issue for communities and police services across the country.

The abuse of prescription medications can lead to incidents of overdose and in some cases, death. Residents are urged to drop off any unused or expired prescription medications at their local pharmacies at any time, where they can be disposed of in a safe and environmentally responsible manner. To keep prescription medications from our water sources, medications should never be flushed down toilets or washed down drains.

Anyone with information about this matter or any other matter, is asked to contact the Blood Tribe Police Service at 403-737-3800 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or by internet at www.tipsubmit.com. You do not have to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers, and if you provide information to crime stoppers that leads to an arrest(s), you may be eligible for a cash reward.

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Contact:
Sergeant Jason Colon
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403-737-8800



Approved:
H.L. (Lee) Boyd, BPA
Chief of Police



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