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Richmond Police Department Is Collection Site for National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on April 28th, 2018- 10 am to 2 pm.

Drop off your expired or unused prescription drugs at Richmond Police Department at 600 Preston St. Richmond, TX 77469

Post Date:04/27/2018 7:00 AM

If you don’t properly dispose of the unused or expired prescription drugs in your home, they might find a new one.
Unused or expired prescription medications are a public safety issue, leading to accidental poisoning, overdose, and abuse. Pharmaceutical drugs can be just as dangerous as street drugs when taken without a prescription or a doctor’s supervision. The non-medical use of prescription drugs ranks second only to marijuana as the most common form of drug abuse in America. The majority of teenagers abusing prescription drugs get them from family and friends — and the home medicine cabinet. Unused prescription drugs thrown in the trash can be retrieved and abused or illegally sold. Unused drugs that are flushed contaminate the water supply.

Proper disposal of unused drugs saves lives and protects the environment. Take-back programs are the best way to dispose of old drugs. If a program is not available, take the meds out of their bottles, mix them with something unappealing like used kitty litter or coffee grounds and then seal them in a bag or disposable container and throw that away.

For further information, contact Lieutenant Lowell Neinast at (281) 342-2849.

For more information on prescription drug abuse, go to: 

DEA National Take Back Prescription Drugs flyer  DEA National Take Back Prescription Drugs Spanish flyer

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