Local agencies participating in National Take Back Day

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Southern Denton County residents can safely dispose of their unused prescription drugs this weekend with the help of several local police departments.

Saturday is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, a nationwide effort by the DEA to provide a safe, convenient and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications. Local police departments — including Bartonville, Flower Mound and Roanoke — will be collecting unused prescription drugs and safely disposing of them.

Prescriptions and over the counter drugs, veterinary medications, vitamins, minerals and samples will be accepted. Oxygen tanks, inhalers, needles, thermometers and IV bags will not be accepted. Residents are encouraged to keep the drugs in their original containers and mark through personal information.

Bartonville police will collect the unneeded drugs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the BPD station, 1941 East Jeter Road. BPD asks that residents stay in their vehicles at all times.

The Flower Mound Police Department will station officers at Marcus High School or Flower Mound High School on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to collect and safely dispose of residents’ unneeded medications.

The Roanoke Police Department is participating in National Take Back Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the RPD station, 609 Dallas Drive.

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Mark Smith

Mark Smith is the Digital Editor of The Cross Timbers Gazette.

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