FMPD collects nearly 1,000 pounds of unused medications

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Flower Mound police collected nearly 1,000 pounds of unused medication on National Take Back Day.

The Flower Mound Police Department collected nearly 1,000 pounds of unused medication on National Take Back Day on Saturday.

The department said on social media Tuesday that Saturday’s medication disposal event was a “huge success.” Flower Mound police collected 43 boxes of expired, unwanted or unused medications for safe disposal, as well as 15 boxes of sharps. It collectively weighed more than 970 pounds.

On the last National Take Back Day, FMPD collected about 767 pounds of unused medications.

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is 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.

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

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