On Saturday, September 29, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Fort Bend ISD’s Police Department and Safe and Drug Free Schools Department will join the Fort Bend Community Prevention Coalition in sponsoring the annual Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.
The event will take place at FBISD’s Mercer Stadium parking lot at 16403 Lexington Blvd., Sugar Land. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.
National Prescription Drug Take-Back gives the public an environmentally safe way to rid their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs.
Last April, Americans turned in 552,161 pounds – 276 tons – of prescription drugs at more than 5,600 sites operated by the DEA and nearly 4,300 state and local law enforcement partners. Fort Bend ISD residents can contribute to the success of this year’s campaign by dropping off their unwanted prescription drugs at the Mercer Stadium site.
For more information, visit the website at www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/drug_disposal/takeback/.