The Drug Enforcement Administration on Saturday offered the opportunity to safely dispose of expired, unused or unwanted prescription pills or patches.
Dozens of sites across the country took part in DEA Day to withdraw medicines. The services were free and no questions were asked. Liquids or needles were not accepted
The program seeks to prevent the abuse and theft of prescription pills and keep dangerous drugs out of community water supplies.
Another successful national drug take-back event in Plano. 44 boxes were picked up alone at Plano Senior High. Thanks to all the citizens who participated. Many thanks to all PCPAAA volunteers. Without you, that would not be possible. pic.twitter.com/U06XIlguVK
̵1; Plano Police (Texas) (@PlanoPoliceDept) April 28, 2018
– Coppell Police Dept. (@CoppellPolice) April 28, 2018
It is #DrugTakeBackDay but We would like to remind our community members that we offer this every day! The tank is in the prison lobby and is available 24/7! Learn more about this: https://t.co/723KpA4kIipic.twitter.com/5MKkBNf7FO
– NRH Police (@NRHPD) April 28, 2018
The DEA says in a press release More than 3,500 tons of pills have been dispensed for proper disposal over 12 previous events.
For collection points, see dea.gov or call 1-800-882-9539.  Copyright Associated Press / NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth