Hey, Pill Poppers: Police Want Your Stash

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In all fairness, they do look a lot like jelly beans
Police are giving all you pill poppers out there a chance to kick your habit and rid your house of the the unnecessary drugs you've been hoarding in your nightstand.

Come Saturday, load up all your unused or expired doses of Valium, Xanax , or whatever you poison is, and bring them to the nearest police station for drop-off.

Police hope this will help put an end to the frivolous pill-popping that has become a favorite pastime of so many Americans. And if you are in denial about this, here's some cold hard facts for you to swallow:

Last year October, Americans turned in 377,080 pounds, or 188.5 tons, of prescriptions drugs.

According to SFPD, it's the prescription pills that languish in homes which are "highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse." Studies show that pill poppers tend to get their hands on these unprescribed drugs from friends' and family members' medicine cabinets.

"Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses," SFPD said in a statement.

By the way, flushing your pills down the toilet or throwing them in the trash poses a whole slew of other health and safety hazards -- so don't do it.

SFPD will be accepting pills until 2 p.m.

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jason smith
jason smith

Oh boy, so a bunch of grannies are gonna dump their arthritis meds and old aspirin in the bins. Nobody with a real stash of happytime pills is gonna dump em, and if they do I'll be really really mad at them!

JspiderSF
JspiderSF

Wait a sec, I thought you could now dispose of drugs at police stations anytime now, along with at 12 pharmacies?http://sfenvironment.org/artic... 

Also lost in all of the news about drug disposal is that this new program is funded by a $110,000 grant from the pharmaceutical industry that they ponied up after then-Supervisor Mirkarimi pushed an ordinance that would've required pharmaceutical companies to fund disposal programs:http://sfpublicpress.org/news/... 

Mugwump5150
Mugwump5150

Or you can all just bring them to my house; a way friendier envornment.

Old Pard
Old Pard

they really want to collect pictures and intel on you so dont trust the pigs ever! this is a set up.

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