Lakeway Police Department will team up with the Drug Enforcement Administration to conduct a sixth National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 26.
Lakeway Police Department, 104 Cross Creek, will provide a venue for city residents and others who want to dispose of unwanted and unused prescription drugs for free.
Police Chief Todd Radford encourages the community’s participation in this event.
“We are proud to be a part of this national initiative and encourage anyone who may be in possession of unwanted or expired pharmaceutical items to bring them to the PD for destruction,” Radford said. “At the last Prescription Take-Back Day in April, residents dropped off more than 283 pounds of drugs, keeping them off our streets and out of our environment.”
Lakeway has collected 853 pounds of unused and outdated prescription medications participated in the four National Prescription Drug Take-Back Initiatives in which it has participated.
The collection will be quick, convenient and secure, and it will be supervised by law enforcement. The collection is free and open to the public; no appointments are necessary.
Participants may dispose of medication in its original container, crossing out personal information, or by removing the medication from its container and disposing of it directly into the disposal box.
This program is anonymous and no questions or requests for identification will be made. No effort will be made by the Lakeway Police Department to count, inventory or log medications.