Saturday, April 24, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., the City of Commerce will be participating in a National Prescription Drug Take BAck event at the Commerce Police Department. The semi-annual community event is sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Administration and happnes in April and in October of each year.
The first Commerce event took place in April of 2019. Since then, each such event results in some 100 pounds of expired prescription medications collected from the local community. Nationally, the total amount of expired drugs collected in October of 2019 was 492.7 tons.