Record Setting Amount of Drugs Collected

Press Release

RECORD SETTING AMOUNT OF DRUGS

COLLECTED IN BRAZOS COUNTY

 

By: Deputy Ed Frank, Brazos County Office of the Sheriff – Crime Prevention

May 1, 2014

 

On Saturday April 26th, The Brazos County Sheriff Office of the Sheriff, in conjunction with The Drug Enforcement Agency’s Drug Take Back Program, collected a record setting 1,433 pounds of unused, unwanted and out dated prescription, as well as over the counter medications. All were collected and taken to a proper disposal.   This event was hosted by the Twin Oaks Landfill during their Household Hazardous Waste Collection Site.

 The DEA Take Back Program is scheduled every 6 months in an effort to get unused, unwanted and out dated medications from going into a land fill or being flushed down the drain.

Because the abuse of prescription drugs is the fastest growing form of drug abuse, it is best to get it out of the home and avoid it getting into the hand of an abuser. 

The Brazos County Office of the Sheriff with the assistance of the Brazos County Health Department has a Drug “TAKE BACK BOX” in the front lobby of the Sheriff’s Office Administration building located at 1700 West State Highway 21, in Bryan.  The box is available 24 hours a day, 7days a week, for the disposal of your unused, unwanted and outdated medications.  Please no syringes or liquids. 

Thank you for your help in making our community safer.