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(RICHMOND, TX) – The Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office is once again participating in the DEA’s National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 26, 2014 to provide a venue for persons who want to dispose of unwanted, unused or expired prescription drugs.

Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office deputies will host a drop-off station in the parking lot of the Gus George Law Enforcement Academy, located at the corner of Eugene Heimann Circle and Williams Way Boulevard in Richmond (across from the jail complex). The event is conducted twice each year in the months of April and October.

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day addresses a vital public safety and public health issue.  In October, 2013, citizens turned in 647,211 pounds (324 tons) of expired and unwanted medications for safe and proper disposal at the 5,683 take-back sites available in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and U.S. territories.

When added to the collections from DEA’s previous years of Take-Back events, more than 3.4 million pounds (1,733 tons) of prescription medications have been removed from circulation.

The first Take-Back event was held in September, 2010.

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