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Sachse PD ‘Takes Back’

by | Oct 1, 2015 | Latest

Lt. Steve Norris displays one of the many boxes of unused medicines that were taken to the DEA for disposal at the Drug Take Back event Sept. 26.

Lt. Steve Norris displays one of the many boxes of unused medicines that were taken to the DEA for disposal at the Drug Take Back event Sept. 26.

About 100 people came to city hall last weekend with bags and armloads full of unused or outdated prescriptions for disposal during the annual drug Take Back event. The service was free and completely anonymous.

The Sachse Police Department partnered with The Drug Enforcement Administration and hosted a National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day Oct. 26.

“We collected four large boxes of drugs weighing 79 pounds total,” Lt. Steve Norris said. “The idea was to provide a safe venue for persons who want to dispose of unwanted and unused prescription drugs. People kept thanking us and said they held on to the drugs because they simply didn’t know what to do with them.”

By Patty Montagno • Staff Writer • [email protected]

For the complete story see the Oct. 1 edition of The Sachse News.

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