Blotter, April 14, 2014

Drug take-back next week

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day will be marked April 26 in Mesa County with prescription drug take-back events at four locations in the Grand Valley.

Between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. that day, anyone can drop off expired, unused or unwanted prescription drugs at the Grand Junction Police Department, 555 Ute Ave.; the Fruita Police Department, 157 S. Mesa St.; Palisade Town Hall, 175 E. Third St.; or the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office, 215 Rice St. The drugs will be destroyed in order to discourage pill abuse and theft. The service is free and people who drop off drugs can remain anonymous.

The Mesa County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility, 3071 U.S. Highway 50, does not accept prescription drugs but will dispose of over-the-counter medications, needles, pressurized or aerosol products and items that contain mercury for free between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

■ A 16-year-old girl and a 17-year-old girl were issued summonses Wednesday at Grand Junction High School, 1400 N. Fifth St., on suspicion of disorderly conduct.

■ Mark Benites, 19, was issued a summons Thursday on suspicion of possession of marijuana by an underage person at 1062 Orchard Ave.

■ Someone unlawfully entered a residence Jan. 14 and stole more than $2,000 worth of items.


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