Early this year on April 30, 2022, communities across the country demonstrated their support for another DEA’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Day by dropping off more than 720,000 pounds of unneeded medications at 5,144 collection sites. Since 2010, DEA, along with its law enforcement partners, has collected nearly 16 million pounds of unneeded prescription medications.
“National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is an important part of DEA’s efforts to fight the overdose epidemic and save lives,” said DEA Administrator Anne Milgram. “I encourage everyone across the country to dispose of unneeded medications throughout the year to help keep our communities safe and healthy.”
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that in the United States, over 107,000 people died as a result of a drug overdose last year. This figure means that someone in the United States is dying of a drug overdose every 5 minutes.
The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications.
Another opportunity this year …
The Kennedale Police Department will take dropoffs from 10 am to 2 pm on Saturday, October 29, at the KPD Lobby – located at 405 Municipal Drive Kennedale, TX 76060.
Permanent year-around drop-off locations in the immediate area are
- Walgreens 3400 Matlock Rd, Arlington, TX 76015
- CVS Pharmacy 5900 W. Pleasant Ridge Rd, Arlington, TX 76016
Not all pharmacies participate – check for other locations here.
The Kennedale Police Department believes in community-oriented policing focusing on building TRUST, INTEGRITY, and PURPOSE with the intent to positively enhance the quality of life for our citizens, business owners, and visitors. Partnerships with our stakeholders will shape the priorities of our police agency.