Katy ISD Police Department Teams up with Drug Enforcement Administration for National Prescription Drug Take-Back Event
Katy, TX (October 17, 2016) The Katy ISD Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its 12th opportunity in five years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous, expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs on Saturday, October 22, from 10 a.m. -2 p.m. at the Mark L. Hopkins Law Enforcement Center located at 20370 Franz Road.
The DEA cannot accept liquids, needles or sharp objects, only pills or patches. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.
Last September, Americans turned in more than 617,000 pounds of prescription drugs at sites operated by the DEA, and its state and local law enforcement partners. When combined with what was collected in its previous Take-Back events, the DEA and its partners have taken in more than 4.8 million pounds of pills.
For more information about the disposal of prescription drugs or about the October 22nd Take-Back Day event, contact Officer James Grima at 281-237-4024.