Law enforcement agencies accept expired, unwanted prescription drugs for National Drug Take Back Day

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BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — Local law enforcement agencies will be accepting expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs today as part of the National Drug Take Back Day.

The Bakersfield Police Department said it is partnering with Kaiser Permanente for a drive-thru event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 3501 Stockdale Hwy. Volunteers will be on hand to remove items from vehicles.

Tablets, capsules, patches and other solid forms of prescription drugs will be accepted. Liquids, syringes and other sharps, as well as illegal drugs will not be accepted.

Other items besides drugs can also be dropped off, including electronic waste, walkers, scooters, shredded paper, hearing aids and wheelchairs.

The Kern County Sheriff’s Office said the public can drop off prescriptions between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the following locations:

  • Bakersfield Headquarters, 1350 Norris Rd.
  • Kern Valley Substation, 7046 Lake Isabella Blvd.
  • Ridgecrest Substation, 128 E. Coso Ave.
  • Wasco Substation, 748 F St.

The Tehachapi Police Department will also be accepting prescription drugs at its location at 220 W. C St.

A list of locations in Kern County can be found at

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