Temple will participate in National Prescription Drug 'Take-Back'

Friday, April 26, 2013 - 1:11pm

On Saturday, April 27, The Temple Police Department will again participate in the DEA’s National Prescription Drug “Take-Back” program. The campaigns in previous years have been very well-received, and the Department, in partnership with the DEA and the Nursing Department of the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, continued to offer two drop-off locations.

From 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., citizens may bring in expired, unused, and unwanted prescription medication to the following locations for disposal:

1. The Temple P.D. lobby, 209 East Avenue A.
2. The Temple PD Mobile Command Unit (motor home), stationed in the parking lot of the Scott and White Center for Diagnostic Medicine, corner of South 31st Street and West Avenue R.

This is a great opportunity for people who have missed the previous events, or for those who have accumulated unwanted or unused prescription medications to safely dispose of the products. The program is free and anonymous.

Last September, Americans turned in 244 tons of prescription drugs at over 5,200 sites operated by the DEA and its thousands of state and local law enforcement partners. In its five previous Take Back events, DEA and its partners took in over 2 million pounds—over a thousand tons—of pills.
Persons wishing to bring in their medications are urged to leave them in their original containers when they drop them off.

The DEA’s full press and follow-up information on this topic, as well as a list of all drop off sites, can be found by visiting www.dea.gov.


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