Blotter, April 21, 2014

Prescription drug disposal

Residents can drop off unneeded or expired prescription drugs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 26 at City Market South, City Market downtown, Target, and Walgreen’s, all in Montrose, the Montrose Police Department announced.

During the past three years, more than 104,645 pounds of pharmaceuticals were collected in Colorado alone during National Prescription Drug Take-Back events, the police said.

Proper disposal of medicines is important because it protects people and the planet by helping to prevent poisoning of children and pets. It also keeps medicines from entering streams, rivers, and drinking-water supplies when poured down the drain or flushed down the toilet, police said.

In addition, proper disposal of drugs deters misuse by teenagers and adults, and avoids health problems from accidentally taking the wrong medicine, too much of the same medicine, or a medicine that is too old to work well, according to police.

 

According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

■ Pamela Daley, 65, was cited and released on suspicion of theft April 4 in the 800 block of Main Street, for allegedly causing a loss of less than $50.

■  Someone committed first-degree arson Tuesday at 381 Summer Glen Drive.

■ Beth Winfrey, 33, was arrested and released on a summons Thursday for DUI, DUI per se, driving with a cancelled/denied license and failing to drive in a single lane at the intersection of Seventh Street and North Avenue.


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