Those with unneeded prescription drugs can turn them over Saturday during National Prescription Drug Take Back Day in downtown Bakersfield.

The event, a partnership between local law enforcement agencies and the federal Drug Enforcement Administration, is intended to educate people about the risk for prescription medication abuse and providing a safe way to dispose of unneeded drugs.

Drugs can be dropped off between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. in the lobby of the Bakersfield Police Department at 1601 Truxtun Avenue, or at a parking lot adjacent to Kaiser Permanente, 3501 Stockdale Highway.

For more information, contact BPD Detective Nathan Anderberg, 661-398-5191.

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