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Public Safety News
Bay Area Medication Take Back Day
News Release
Saturday, October 13, 2018

Bay AreaSaturday, October 27 from 10am to 2pm, the League City, Lakeview, Kemah, Friendswood, Houston –Clear Lake Substation, and Webster Police Departments and the Harris County Constable Precinct 8 will be set up taking back your expired or unneeded prescription and non-prescription medications.  The Drug Enforcement Administration is once again partnering with local law enforcement to properly dispose of all medications collected.  Previous local collection efforts coordinated by the Bay Area Alliance have resulted in the collection of 17,965 pounds of medications!

The site locations include:

Lakeview Police Department – 500 Kirby Road, Taylor Lake Village

League City Police Department – 555 W. Walker, League City

Webster Fire Department – 18300 Hwy 3, Webster

Kemah Police Department – 1401 Hwy 146, Kemah

Hope Lutheran Church (Friendswood PD) - 1804 S. Friendswood Dr, Friendswood

Harris County Constable Precinct 8 – 16602 Diana Lane, Houston, Clear Lake

Houston Police Clear Lake Substation – 2855 Bay Area Blvd., Clear Lake

“This initiative is so important because it keeps these potentially dangerous medications out of the reach of children,” said Michael Sanders, President of the Bay Area Alliance Executive Board.  “It prevents abuse, misuse, or accidental poisonings by youth as well as adults.  We are thankful that these local law enforcement agencies have made it a priority to continue this project.”

According to Bay Area Alliance Coalition Manager, Amanda McLauchlin, “This effort encourages everyone to do their part in emptying these potentially hazardous drugs from their medicine cabinets.”

Participants will just “drive through” the drop-off site at each facility where law enforcement will take medications for proper and secure off-site disposal.  Please note that this entire process is completely anonymous and no identifying information other than zip code will be requested or noted.  **Please note:  No Needles/Sharps Will Be Collected!**

For more information, please contact the Bay Area Alliance for Youth and Families at 281-284-0370 or go to www.ccisd.net/alliance.





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