[Pharmwaste] Third DEA National Drug Take Back Event, Oct 29, 2011

DeBiasi, Deborah (DEQ) Deborah.DeBiasi at deq.virginia.gov
Tue Aug 9 17:06:46 EDT 2011

The DEA site is 'in progress' - as law enforcement groups register to participate, they will populate the locater on the site.


October 29, 2011
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

DEA has scheduled another National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, October 29, 2011, from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm. to provide a venue for persons who want to dispose of unwanted and unused prescription drugs.  Please check back in mid-September to find convenient collection locations in your zip code area, county, city, or state. 
Law enforcement agencies that wish to host a collection site should call the Point of Contact for your area.
National Prescription Drug Take Back Day addresses a vital public safety and public health issue.  More than seven million Americans currently abuse prescription drugs, according to the 2009 Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's National Survey on Drug Use and Health.  Each day, approximately, 2,500 teens use prescription drugs to get high for the first time according to the Partnership for a Drug Free America.  Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including the home medicine cabinet.

DEA in conjunction with state and local law enforcement agencies throughout the United States conducted National Prescription Drug Take Back Days on Saturday, September 25, 2010 and April 25, 2011.  Nearly, 4,000 state and local law enforcement agencies throughout the nation participated in these events, collecting more than 309 tons of pills.
Four days after last fall's Take-Back Day, Congress passed legislation amending the Controlled Substances Act to allow the DEA to develop a process for people to safely dispose of their prescription drugs.  DEA immediately began developing this process after President Obama signed the Safe and Secure Drug Disposal Act of 2010 on October 12.  Until that process is complete, however, DEA will continue to hold Take Back Days every six months. 

Take Back Points of Contact  

State 		Point of Contact 		Telephone 

Alabama 		GS Pat Millier 		205-321-8600 
Alaska 		ASAC Selby Smith 		206-553-5443 
Arizona 		GS Mike Grafton 		602-664-5600 
Arkansas	 	GS Lisa Barnhill 		501-217-6500 
California, Northern GS Glenn Moore 	415-436-7900 
California, Middle GS Tom Lenox 		858-616-4100 
California, Southern DPM Mike Lewis 	213-621-6942 
Colorado GS 	Helen Kaupang 		720-895-4231 
Connecticut 	DPM Nancy Coffey 		617-557-2191 
Delaware GS 	Regina Spaddy 		215-238-5160 
District of Columbia ASAC Alan Santos 	202-305-8500 
Florida 		DPM Barbara McGrath 	954-306-4650 
Georgia 		DPM Barbara Heath 	404-893-7165 
Hawaii 	DPM Mike Lewis 			213-621-6942 
Idaho 	ASAC Selby Smith 			206-553-5448 
Illinois, Southern  DPM Scott Collier 	314-538-4600 
Illinois 	DPM Demetra Ashley 		312-353-7875 
Indiana  	DPM Demetra Ashley 		312-353-7875 
Iowa 		DPM Scott Collier 		314-538-4600 
Kansas  	DPM Scott Collier 		314-538-4600 
Kentucky 	GS Martin Redd 			502-582-5905 
Louisiana 	GS Louis Lejarza 			504-840-1100 
Maine 	RAC Mike Wardrop 			207-780-331 x11 
Maryland 	GS Terry Riley 			410-244-3629 
Massachusetts RAC Joe Karas 			413-785-0284 
Michigan 	ASAC Durell Hope 			313-234-4000 
Minnesota 	ASAC Durell Hope 			313-234-4000 
Mississippi GS Louis Lejarza 			504-840-1100 
Missouri 	DPM Scott Collier 		314-538-4600 
Montana 	RAC Joe Kirkland 			406-655-2900 
Nebraska 	DPM Scott Collier 		314-538-4600 
Nevada 	DPM Mike Lewis 			213-621-6942 
New Hampshire RAC Leo Ducey 			603-628-7411 
New Jersey 	GS Andy Breiner 			973-776-1100 
New Mexico 	GS Philip Hart 			505-346-7419 
Long Island, New York GS Jim Place 		631-420-4540 
New York 	GS Jim Place 			212-337-3900 
North Carolina DPM Barbara Heath 		404-893-7165 
North Dakota DPM Demetra Ashley 		312-353-7875 
Ohio 		ASAC Tony Marotta 		614-255-4200 
Oklahoma 	DPM Lisa Sullivan 		214-366-6900 
Oregon 	ASAC Selby Smith 			206-553-5443 
Pennsylvania GS Regina Spaddy			215-238-5160 
Rhode Island RAC John Kleczkowski 		401-732-2550 
South Carolina DPM Barbara Heath 		404-893-7165 
South Dakota DPM Scott Collier 		314-538-4600 
Tennessee 	DPM Barbara Heath 		404-893-7165 
Texas, Northern  DPM Lisa Sullivan 		214-366-6900 
Texas, West GS David Cota 			915-832-6000 
Texas, Southern  GS Kathy Brown 		713-693-3670 
Utah 		GS Lynette Wingert 		406-655-2900 
Vermont 	SA Tom Doud 			802-951-6777 
Virginia 	ASAC Jay Gregorius 		804-627-6300 
West Virginia RAC Dennis Bolum 		304-347-5209 
Washington 	ASAC Selby Smith 			206-553-5443 
Wisconsin 	DPM Demetra Ashley 		312-353-7875 
Wyoming 	RAC Jay Erickson 			307-778-1500 
Carribbean 	ASAC Pedro Janer 			787-277-4940 

Deborah L. DeBiasi
Email:   Deborah.DeBiasi at deq.virginia.gov
WEB site address:  www.deq.virginia.gov
Virginia Department of Environmental Quality
Office of Water Permit and Compliance Assistance Programs
Industrial Pretreatment/Whole Effluent Toxicity (WET) Program
PPCPs, EDCs, and Microconstituents 
Mail:          P.O. Box 1105, Richmond, VA  23218
Location:  629 E. Main Street, Richmond, VA  23219
PH:         804-698-4028      FAX:      804-698-4032

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