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Posted on: April 21, 2015

DRUGS: Prescription take back now possible five days a week at FBPD

Drug take back.

FARMERS BRANCH ~ In what was previously a once or twice a year event, dropping off old prescription medications for proper disposal is now a permanent service offered by the Farmers Branch Police Department.

Sergeant Terry Eoff said the new receptacle is located in the lobby at the Farmers Branch Justice Center, 3723 Valley View Lane (at the corner of Marsh) and is available for access Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.

In years past, the take back of prescription meds has been orchestrated in coordination with CityWide CleanUp Day. However, Sgt. Eoff said this installation is permanent and designed for use every business day.

He explained that most prescriptions are accepted for the takeback receptacle, including prescription patches, medications, ointments, along with over-the-counter medications, vitamins, samples and pet meds.

Items that cannot be accepted include needles, medications from businesses or clinics, thermometers, hydrogen peroxide, inhalers, lotions or liquids, and aerosol cans.

For more information, call 972.484.3620.

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