Thursday, September 27, 2012 By Department of Public Safety Community Relations

National Take Back Initiative – Get rid of those old and unused prescription drugs

Saturday September 29, 2012 The Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) is offering another National Take Back Initiative for residents to dispose of old or unused prescriptions. The City of Southlake is joining forces with the Cities of Keller and Roanoke to give residents several locations to bring their outdated prescriptions and medicines for proper disposal.

The National Take Back Initiative is scheduled from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Keller Police Department at 330 Rufe Snow Drive and the Roanoke Police Department located at 609 Dallas Road.

• The drug take back program is anonymous and no requests for identification or personal information will be made.
• Participants may dispose of medication in its original container or dispose of it directly into the disposal box.
• All participants must retain possession of their own medication during the surrender process.
• No illicit drugs or substances such as marijuana or methamphetamine will be accepted.
• Intravenous solutions and syringes will not be accepted during this initiative due to potential blood-borne hazards.
• Collection boxes will be provided by the DEA and at the conclusion of the event; each box will be labeled by law enforcement and retrieved by the DEA for proper disposal.

Thank you for doing your part to dispose of expired and unused prescriptions and other medicines to help ensure the health and safety of all of our residents.

If you have questions or need further information please check out the DEAs website http://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/

City of Southlake

Contact

www.cityofsouthlake.com
817-748-8400

Carroll ISD

Contact

www.southlakecarroll.edu
817-949-8222