KATY MAGAZINE NEWS
April 27, 2018
The Katy ISD Police Department in partnership with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public an opportunity to safely dispose of potentially dangerous, expired, unused and unwanted prescription medications.
According to the DEA, pharmaceutical drugs can be just as dangerous as street drugs when taken without a prescription or a doctor’s supervision. Needles or sharp objects will not be accepted and any liquids must be in prescribed containers. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.
“The majority of teenagers who are abusing prescription drugs usually get these medications from family and friends or simply by taking them from a family medicine cabinet,” says Chief of Police Robert Jinks. “Through take-back programs people have a better option to dispose of old drugs,” adds Jinks.
Saturday, April 28, 2018
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Drop Off Location
Mark L. Hopkins Law Enforcement Center
20370 Franz Rd.