Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Southlake Police Participate in National Drug Take Back

The Southlake Police Department is again participating in the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA’s) National Take Back Day on Saturday, September 26, 2015 from 10:00a.m. to 2:00p.m. Individuals can bring unused prescription drugs to our designated drop-off location at our DPS Headquarters located at 600 State Street. Participants will remain anonymous and no questions will be asked.

Participants may dispose of pill-form medication either in its original container or by removing the medication from its container and dropping it directly into the disposal box. Liquid prescriptions, such as cough syrup, should remain in its original bottle. Please make sure the lid is tightly sealed to avoid spillage. An officer will be on hand to keep the DEA container secured.

 

National Drug Take Back Day

Saturday, September 26, 2015

(10:00AM – 2:00PM)

DPS Headquarters 600 State Street

 

• 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 and each box will be labeled by law enforcement for proper disposal.

This is a great opportunity to safely dispose of unwanted or unused prescription drugs. National Take Back Day is open to everyone.

 

If you are unable to drop off your old and unused prescriptions on Saturday, Southlake provides a secure safe for the disposal of medications at this same address Monday – Friday during normal business hours. Instructions to use the secure safe are located in the lobby at DPS Headquarters. The Southlake Police Department began it’s own program on June 3, 2013. The front desk officers have been a big help in screening the items that come in, but we still get a lot of over the counter items (aspirin, vitamins, etc) as well as inhalers and sharps.

**To date this year SLPD has taken in *104 pounds of unused prescriptions and drugs and a total of *298 pounds since the program began in June of 2013.