Lakeway Police Department will team up with the Drug Enforcement Administration to conduct its sixth National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 26.
The department will provide a venue for city residents and others who want to dispose of unwanted and unused prescription drugs for free at 104 Cross Creek.
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 police department for destruction,” Radford said.
The National Prescription Take-Back Initiative provides an opportunity for the public to bring in controlled, uncontrolled and over-the-counter medications for destruction that are expired, unwanted or unused. These drugs are a potential source of supply for illegal use and pose an unacceptable risk to public health and safety.
Lakeway has collected 853 pounds of unused and outdated prescription medications participated in the four National Prescription Drug Take-Back Initiatives in which it has participated The collection will be quick,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.