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Prescription drug take-back this week

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Posted: Tuesday, October 22, 2013 4:30 am

Area police departments will dispose of unused prescription drugs this week in participation with the National Prescription Drug Take-Back program.

The program is led by the Drug Enforcement Agency and aims to reduce the risk of the abuse and misuse of prescription drugs.

“We try to have them bring them to us to keep them away from young children or grandkids so they don’t hurt themselves or harm themselves in some way,” said Ofelia Miramontez, a spokeswoman for Killeen Police Department

This week, KPD will accept prescription drugs for destruction at the North Precinct at 402 N. Second St. in Killeen. Copperas Cove will accept unneeded prescription drugs at the police department at 302 E. Avenue E in Copperas Cove. Harker Heights is also participating at the police department at 402 Indian Trail. The departments will accept prescription drugs, no questions asked. They will be placed in a Drug Enforcement Agency container and turned over to the agency for destruction.

The program also helps the environment by preventing people from disposing of their medication by flushing it down the toilet, which can create health hazards, said Sgt. Joaquin Salazar with Cove PD.

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