Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Southlake Police Collect Over One Hundred Fifty Pounds of Unused Prescription Drugs

The Southlake Police Department held its annual Drug Take Back day on Saturday, April 30th and it was a big success. One-hundred-and-fifty-nine (159) pounds of unused prescription drugs were collected.

It was great to see so many Southlake residents making their homes safer by disposing of unused medicines and prescription drugs. If you were unable to participate in Saturday’s event don’t worry, The Southlake Police Department provides a secure safe for the disposal of unused medications Monday – Friday during normal business hours at our DPS headquarters at 600 State Street.

Citizens will find instructions to use the secure safe located in the lobby at DPS headquarters on the second floor.

FAQs

  • 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.

The Southlake Police Department began it’s own drug take back program on June 3, 2013. The safe is filled and emptied on a regular basis and the drugs are then properly disposed of.