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Drug takeback this Saturday

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medication disposal day 2015As part of National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, local police departments will hold free events during which residents can properly dispose of unwanted prescription medication.

Many people are not aware that medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse.

Prescription drug abuse in the U.S. is at alarming rates, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. Studies show that many abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, many Americans do not know how to properly dispose of their unused medicine, often flushing them down the toilet or throwing them away – both potential safety and health hazards.

“Prescription drug abuse is a huge problem and this is a great opportunity for folks around the country to help reduce the threat,” said DEA Acting Administrator Chuck Rosenberg.  “Please clean out your medicine cabinet and make your home safe from drug theft and abuse.”

The drug take-back events are scheduled at the following locations on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

FLOWER MOUND PD MARCUS HIGH SCHOOL 5707 MORRISS RD FLOWER MOUND TX, 75028 Map
FLOWER MOUND PD FLOWER MOUND HIGH SCHOOL 3411 PETERS COLONY FLOWER MOUND TX, 75022 Map
HIGHLAND VILLAGE PD DENTON AREA TEACHER’S CREDIT UNION 1900 BRIARHILL BLVD HIGHLAND VILLAGE TX, 75077 Map
LEWISVILLE PD LEWISVILLE HIGH SCHOOL 1098 W. MAIN STREET LEWISVILLE TX, 75067 Map
ROANOKE PD ROANOKE PD 609 DALLAS DR ROANOKE TX, 76262 Map
TROPHY CLUB PD TROPHY CLUB POLICE DEPT
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100 MUNICIPAL DR TROPHY CLUB TX, 76262 Map
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