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Posted on: October 26, 2017

Mesquite to participates in National Take-Back Initiative

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On Saturday, October 28, the Mesquite Police Department will take part in a nation-wide collaborative effort to allow residents to dispose of potentially dangerous controlled substances from their medicine cabinets. This program is part of a Drug Enforcement Administration initiative to bring awareness to the issue of pharmaceutical controlled substance abuse.

The program will be from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. in the lobby of the Mesquite Police Department, 777 N. Galloway Avenue.

Residents may bring their expired, unwanted or unused medications and deposit them for destruction. This is a voluntary program and allows people to anonymously dispose of these medications safely.

Controlled, non-controlled and over the counter medication will be collected. Liquid products, such as cough syrup, should remain sealed in the original container.

Intravenous solutions, injectables, and syringes will NOT be accepted due to the potential hazard posed by blood-borne pathogens.

Participants may dispose of medication in its original container or by removing the medication from its container and disposing of it directly into the disposal box.

Illegal substances are not part of this program and should not be placed in the collection containers.

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