Stanislaus County and the Ripon Police Department both are offering prescription drug disposal events Saturday.
The events fight pill abuse and theft, even water contamination, by letting people rid their homes of expired, unused or unwanted prescription drugs and over-the-counter medications.
In Modesto, medications and sharps can be brought to the Stanislaus County Courthouse, 1100 I St., between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. To learn more, call the county behavioral health and recovery services, (209) 541-2555.
In Ripon, medications for disposal should be brought to the front parking lot of the Ripon Police Department, 259 N. Wilma Ave., between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. For more information, contact Detective Sgt. Terri Jensen at (209) 599-0261 or firstname.lastname@example.org.