Sheriff's Office

PR #:
Date Issued:
Oct 11, 2022 - 6:38AM

For Immediate Release

WCSO, Other Law Enforcement and Community Partners to Host Prescription Drug Roundup

For media inquiries contact:
Bryan Samudio
Washoe County Sheriff's Office
Office: 775-785-6234
Cell: 775-484-9820

The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office is teaming up with other local law enforcement, the Drug Enforcement Administration, Join Together Northern Nevada and several community partners to host the semi-annual Prescription Drug Round Up on Saturday, October 29, 2022.  The event will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at various locations throughout Washoe County.

Citizens can safely dispose of unwanted and/or expired prescription medications or over the counter pills at a variety of drop off locations. 

“This is a wonderful opportunity to safely discard prescription medications and or over the counter medications that can be harmful if used inappropriately or by someone the drugs were not prescribed for,” Sheriff Darin Balaam said. “We encourage citizens to take advantage of this opportunity.”



  • Raley’s

18144 Wedge Parkway

1630 Robb Drive

  • Reno Elks Lodge

591 Kumle Lane

  • Smith’s

750 South Meadows Parkway

175 Lemmon Drive


  • Smith’s

1255 Baring Boulevard

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.


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