Sheriff's Office

For Immediate Release

PR #: 2000147
Date Issued: Oct 22, 2020 - 7:41am

Sheriff's Office encourages residents to take advantage of this Saturday's Prescription Drug Roundup

CONTACT: Sarah Johns
911 Parr Blvd
Reno, NV. 89512
Office: 775-785-6235
Cell: 775-391-0407

The Washoe County Sheriff's Office, Join Together Northern Nevada, and a number of community partners will provide residents an opportunity to rid their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs this Saturday.

Medicines that remain in home cabinets are highly susceptible to misuse and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends.

From 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. this Saturday, October 24, 2020, residents can bring unneeded prescription drugs (in the original containers with the names marked out), prescription liquids, pet medications and sharps to any of the following locations. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked:

In Reno:
Raley's at 18144 Wedge Parkway
Reno Elks Lodge, 597 Kumle Lane
Smith's at 175 Lemmon Drive
Smith's at 750 South Meadows Parkway
WalMart at 5260 West 7th Street (at Mae Anne Ave.)

In Sparks:
Smith's 1255 Baring Boulevard

In Incline Village:
Raley's at 930 Tahoe Boulevard

Permanent drop boxes for unused or expired medications are located in the lobbies of the Reno Police Department, Sparks Police Department and Washoe County Sheriff's Office.

For more information about the Prescription Drug Roundup, visit Join Together Northern Nevada's website by clicking here.


The Washoe County Sheriff's Office is dedicated to preserving a safe and secure community with professionalism, respect, integrity and the highest commitment to equality. Sheriff Darin Balaam is the 27th person elected to serve as the Sheriff of Washoe County since the Office was created in 1861. The Washoe County Sheriff's Office strives to ensure public safety by building trust and creating partnerships within the diverse communities in which we serve. We will promote the dignity of all people supported by our words and actions through open communication while fostering an environment of professionalism, integrity and mutual respect.