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You Can Give Your Prescription Drugs to the Police This Saturday If You Want

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Hey, if you have some extra Xanax lying around, you don't have to sell it to your friends or hoard it for when you're experiencing an existential crisis -- you can give it to the police.

That's because this Saturday is the fifth annual National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, whereby everyone is welcome to turn in their old prescriptions that are just lying around, in an attempt to reduce the number of Americans who become dependent on painkillers, anxiety meds and the like.

In a press release, the L.A. Sheriff's Department notes that more people abuse prescription medications than cocaine, hallucinogens, and heroin combined. To that end, over the past four years the event has been successful; officials have collected a total of 1.6 million pound of prescription drugs.

Sites will be open to collect your medical booty between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., and you can go here and enter your zip code to find a site near you.