National Drug Takeback Day Is October 23

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Cedar Hill Drug Takeback

The Cedar Hill Police Department is proud to partner with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to host a National Prescription Drug Take Back event on Saturday, October 23rd, from 10am-2pm at the Neighborhood Walmart located at 820 E. Belt Line Rd.

This event provides an easy and responsible method of disposing any unused or expired prescription drugs. Sharps containers, needles, syringes, aerosol spray cans, medical devices, chemicals/lotions, or other hazardous materials will not be accepted.

Dispose Of Prescription Drugs On National Drug Takeback Day

On Saturday, October 23, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. the Desoto Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give DeSoto residents the opportunity to prevent prescription medication abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted medications. Please bring your medications for disposal to DeSoto Police headquarters at 714 E. Beltline Road, DeSoto, TX 75115. The service is free, anonymous, and no questions asked.

There is a drop box located in the Jail Lobby on the East side of the building for you to dispose of your unused prescription medications. This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Medicines that remain in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs.

Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, Americans are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines—flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash—both pose potential safety and health hazards.

Residents are asked to remove the pills from the prescription bottles and seal them in a plastic “Ziploc” type bag before arriving at Police Headquarters. No liquids or sharps will be allowed to be disposed.

Illicit substances such as marijuana or methamphetamines are not a part of this initiative.

For more information on how or where to dispose of liquid medication or sharps, please contact the Board of Health at 1 (888) 963-7111.

For more information about the initiative in Desoto Please contact Sergeant Mike Edwards at 469-658-3007.

Duncanville PD Drug Drop Off

Bring out your old, unused and out of date medications to the National Drug Take Back Event on Saturday, October 23, 2021, from 10am to 2pm. You can drop off your unused medications at the Duncanville Police Department 203 E. Wheatland Rd. Duncanville, Texas 75116. We will NOT be able to take any sharps or inhalers. Drug Enforcement Administration – DEA

Red Oak Drug Takeback

Members of the Red Oak Police Department will be serving our community during the drug take-back program which is happening on Saturday (10/23/2021) from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM at the Red Oak Police Department. You will be able to drive up to the assigned personnel in front of the Red Oak Police Department during the specified time frame and drop off the applicable prescriptions without having to exit your vehicle.
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No matter where you live in Ellis County, take it to the box.

The National Prescription Drug Take Back addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Many Americans are not aware that medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Prescription drug abuse is a huge problem and this is a great opportunity for citizens to safely clean out their medicine cabinets and make their home safe from drug theft and abuse.