Drug Take-Back Event
The Wylie Police Department invites the public to take part in a Drug Take-Back Event slated for April 27, 10 am to 2 pm, at the Public Safety Building, 2000 N. Hwy. 78, Wylie. The service is free and anonymous. Labels do not need to be removed.
Controlled, non-controlled and over-the-counter medications may be collected. Intravenous solutions, needles and syringes will not be accepted.
“Help us prevent pill abuse, theft and accidents by getting expired, unwanted or unused prescription drugs and over-the-counter medications out of your home,” said Community Relations Officer Nuria Arroyo. “The service is free and anonymous … no questions asked.”
More than six million Americans abuse prescription drugs according to the recent Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s National Survey on Drug Use and Health. The same study revealed more than 70 percent of people abusing prescription pain relievers got them through friends or relatives, a statistic that includes raiding the family medicine cabinet.
For more information visit www.nsc.org.