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2014-04-24

Drug Take Back Program

Special to the Courier

Bandera County residents are urged to "Bring out your pharmaceuticals this Saturday!"

The twice yearly 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.
Now in its fourth year, the twice-annual program offers 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 the last year's Drug Take Back Programs, just over 180 pounds of prescriptions medications were collected. Residents are asked to bring their medications for disposal at the following locations:
• Lakehills Area Library 7200 FM 83 in Lakehills
• Bandera City Hall 511 Main Street, Bandera
This on-going 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.