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    PMO holds prescription drug take back

    PMO holds prescription drug take back

    Photo By Cpl. Thomas Mudd | Staff Sgt. Joshua Gerland, physical security chief, Provost Marshal’s Office, helps...... read more read more

    MARINE CORPS AIR GROUND COMBAT CENTER TWENTYNINE PALMS, CA, UNITED STATES

    05.04.2016

    Story by Cpl. Thomas Mudd 

    Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms

    MARINE CORPS AIR GROUND COMBAT CENTER TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif. — The Provost Marshal’s Office conducted a Prescription Drug Take Back at the base exchange parking lot April 30, 2016.
    PMO and Marine Corps Community Services held the event in coordination with the Drug Enforcement Administration to give Combat Center patrons the opportunity to turn in any expired or unneeded prescription drugs for proper disposal.
    “There are a lot of people who flush or throw away their old [medication],” said Staff Sgt. Joshua Gerland, physical security chief, PMO. “That is dangerous because they don’t break down properly and may contaminate their water supply.”
    PMO hosts the event twice a year. According to Gerland, medications are one of the most abused forms of drugs. These types of events help prevent misuse or theft of these drugs.
    “There are a lot of larceny cases that revolve around prescription drugs,” said Gunnery Sgt. Natalie Calderon, chief investigator, Criminal Investigation Division. “These drug take back events help prevent these thefts and help keep the medication with the person they are intended for.”
    PMO was able to fill three boxes with prescription medication to bring to the DEA for disposal. Another opportunity to turn in expired prescriptions is scheduled later in the year.

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    Date Taken: 05.04.2016
    Date Posted: 05.04.2016 11:03
    Story ID: 197262
    Location: MARINE CORPS AIR GROUND COMBAT CENTER TWENTYNINE PALMS, CA, US 

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