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Drug take back program April 26

Special to the Courier

A Drug Take Back Program, sponsored by the Bandera County Sheriff's Office, in conjunction with the United States Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), will take place from 10 am to 2 pm, Saturday, April 26, in Bandera County.
Now in its fourth year, the twice-annual program gives residents an opportunity to prevent pharmaceutical drug abuse and theft by purging their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs.
The service is free and anonymous and no questions will be asked. In last year's Drug Take Back programs, about 180 pounds of prescription medications were turned in. Residents are urged to bring their medications for disposal at the following locations:
• Lakehills Area Library, 7200 FM 83 in Lakehills
• Bandera City Hall, 511 Main Street
This national program provides a safe, convenient and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs in addition to educating the public about the potential for abuse of these types of medications.
The Secure and Responsible Drug Disposal Act of 2010, which amended the Controlled Substances Act, allows the DEA to develop permanent, ongoing and responsible methods for the disposal of controlled-substance medications.