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The Gila County Public Health Department and the Copper Basin Coalition would like to thank everyone that participated in the October 2018 National DEA Prescription Drug Take Back Day in Gila County. Through combined efforts Gila County residents disposed of over 900 pounds of unused, expired or unwanted medication.

Nationally, over 4,700 law enforcement agencies participated in this event at over 5900 collection sites and over 457 tons of unused, expired or unwanted medication were collected. (

Thank you to Globe, Payson and Miami police departments as well as the Gila County Sheriff’s Office, Community Bridges, Wal-Mart and the Northern Gila County Drug Task Force. A special thank you to Fry’s Food and Drug for their continued and growing support of this event.

In a continued effort to keep unused and expired medication out of our water systems, landfills and the hands of our children, the Globe, Miami and Payson Police Departments offer secure drug drop boxes available to the public 24 hours a day. The boxes are in the lobbies of the police departments and are confidential to access.

For further information on the National Prescription Drug Take Back Days, or how to dispose of unused or unwanted medication, please visit

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