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Katy ISD Police / DEA Taking Back Unused or Expired Prescriptions 2017

Katy ISD Police / DEA Taking Back Unused or Expired Prescriptions 2017

Mark L. Hopkins Law Enforcement Center

20370 Franz RD.

Katy, TX 77449


Saturday April 29, 2017 the Katy ISD Police ion in conjunction with the Drug Enforcement Administration ( DEA) will be giving the general public the opportunity to get rid of unused or expired prescriptions from their homes. This Taking Back event is taking place at the Mark L. Hopkins Law Enforcement Center in Katy which is located at the address shown above. Take Back starts at 10 AM and lasts until 2 PM.


Last September, Americans across the Nation turned in more than 617,000 pounds of prescription drugs at sites operated by the DEA at approximately 5,500 sites across the US. Since inception this program has taken in more than  4.8 million pounds of pills. These are totally amazing results.


Disposal of unused drugs by flushing down the toilet or throwing into the garbage poses both a huge health risk and


Residents of the area can now safely rid their homes from potentially dangerous unused or expired prescription drugs. This year as during last year any sharp objects such as needles will not be accepted. The DEA states this is a very important public initiative as medicines which languish in home medicine cabinets are highly likely to be susceptible to abuse, misuse, theft and potential drug usage by others.


They cannot accept liquids, needles or any sharp objects but only pills and patches. This service is free of charge and completely anonymous.


Studies have found that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from friends and family especially from the home medicine cabinet.


If you want more information please call the Katy ISD Police at 281-237-4000.

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Katy ISD Police / DEA Taking Back Unused or Expired Prescriptions 2017



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Comment balloon 11 commentsRobert Bob Gilbert • April 05 2017 08:29PM


Hi Bob... this is such a great program. We have one of those collections here in North Carolina each year, as well.

Posted by Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor (Coldwell Banker Realty) over 3 years ago


Great localism post, and this is an important service that the Katy community has.  A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) over 3 years ago

These kinds of programs and events are very important.  Anything to keep people from flushing them, and having them get into the water supply.

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) over 3 years ago

This is a good program, Bob. I never know what to do with my old meds.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties, The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730 (Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070) over 3 years ago

Good morning Bob.  Valuable information to let the public know about this program.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) over 3 years ago

This is very good information to share with area residents.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) over 3 years ago

This is very important, as drugs used improperly can cause even more damage than they do when used properly, haha.

Posted by Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ (Vacasa) over 3 years ago

Bob, sure sounds like a perfect time to clean out the medicine cabinet and get rid of old prescriptions!  

Posted by Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time (House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373) over 3 years ago

Bob, this is a great problem and a very good way for people to rid of their unused drugs.

Posted by Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®, Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate over 3 years ago

Thank you everyoner for your comments. this is a wonderful program. I have had a plastis bag full of these old meds in my trunk of my car for months.. 

Posted by Robert Bob Gilbert, Your Katy TX ( West of Houston) Real Estate Expert (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties) over 3 years ago


That's a good program to the old prescriptions out of circulation and destroyed.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Posted by Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC (Ludwig & Associates) over 3 years ago

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