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Toss old medicines at Saturday's Dispose-a-Med

Don't flush your old medications, or throw them in the trash. You can dispose of prescription and over-the-counter drugs properly at a Dispose-a-Med event Saturday morning.

Prescription and over-the-counter tablets, capsules, liquids, and creams will be accepted at the event at Target, 4040 N. Oracle Rd., a press release from the Pima County Sheriff's Department said.

Drugs will be collected from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., said Deputy Dawn Barkman. The event is free and anonymous.

Metal or glass inhalation aerosol bottles, syringes, and epi-pens will not be accepted, nor will drugs from commercial organizations.

Last year, 416 pounds of medication were collected at previous events, according to the sheriff's department website.

To protect confidentiality, any items collected cannot be returned, Barkman said.

For more information on the event, see the PCSD website.

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