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Carrollton Participates in Nationwide Drug Disposal Evnt

  • Date: 10/27/2018 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

The City of Carrollton will partner with Lewisville Independent School District (ISD) for the DEA National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, October 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be two drop-off locations available: the Carrollton Police Station (2025 E. Jackson Road) and Hebron Valley Elementary School (4108 Creek Valley Boulevard).

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) coordinates a one-day collaborative effort with local agencies to remove potentially dangerous prescription drugs from homes. The public will be able to surrender expired, unwanted, or unused pharmaceutical substances and other medications to law enforcement officers for destruction. No questions asked and no requests for identification will be made.

Participants may dispose of medication in its original container. Controlled, non-controlled, and over-the-counter substances will be collected. All solid dosage pharmaceutical products and liquids in consumer containers will also be accepted. Liquid products, such as cough syrup, should remain sealed in their original containers.

Items that will not be accepted include inhaler medications, as well as bulk quantity medications from pharmacies, veterinarians, or other medical organizations. The Hebron Valley Elementary location will accept sharps if they are secured in a sharp container or in a suitable substitute such as a detergent bottle. The Police Station drop-off location will not accept sharps.

For more information on the many local resources available for medication disposal, including area pharmacies and FDA disposal recommendations, visit cityofcarrollton.com/drugdisposal.

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