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2016-04-21

Got drugs? We have take back program

BCSO

From 10 am to 2 pm, Saturday, April 30, deputies with the Bandera County Sheriff’s Department will join forces with agents with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and hundreds of other law enforcement agencies across the country to provide a venue for persons who want to dispose of unwanted and unused prescription drugs or over-the-counter medications.
National Take-Back-Day provides an opportunity for the public to bring in expired, unwanted or unused medications to law enforcement officers for destruction. In Bandera County, residents can take their unused medications, including over-the-counter drugs, to Bandera City Hall on Main Street and at the Lakehills Area Library on FM 1283 for safe disposal.
Although the medication may be turned in in its original container, individuals are encouraged to remove any identifying information from the prescription label. Liquid products, such as cough syrup, should remain sealed in their original container.
Improperly disposed of unused medications can harm residents and the environment. Additionally, storing unused or outdated prescriptions creates an opportunity for illicit use. A primary purpose of the program is to prevent abuse, misuse and poisonings.
Due to potential hazards posed by blood-borne pathogens, intravenous solutions, medications delivered by injection and syringes will not be accepted.
The collected medications will be securely stored by local law enforcement officers and transferred to the DEA for disposal.