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    National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

    DEA Don't be the dealer

     

    The Tarrant County Sheriff's Office is participating in the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, October 27, 2018, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

    We will have prescription drug drop boxes in the lobby of North Patrol (6651 Lake Worth Blvd., Fort Worth, TX 76135)  and the main lobby of the TC Corrections Center (Tarrant County Corrections Center, 100 N. Lamar, Fort Worth, TX 76196. We will have personnel at both locations to assist citizens in dropping off their expired, unwanted prescription drugs.

    The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day addresses a crucial public safety and public health issue. According to the 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 6.4 million Americans abused controlled prescription drugs. The study shows that a majority of abused prescription drugs were obtained from family and friends, often from the home medicine cabinet.

    The DEA’s Take Back Day events provide an opportunity for Americans to prevent drug addiction and overdose deaths.

    For more information about the program visit:  https://takebackday.dea.gov

    Too often, unused prescription drugs find their way into the wrong hands. That's dangerous and often tragic. That's why it was great to see thousands of folks from across the country clean out their medicine cabinets and turn in - safely and anonymously - a record amount of prescription drugs.

    Results from April 2018

    •Total Law Enforcement Participation: 4,683
    •Total Collection Sites: 5,842
    •Total Weight Collected: 949,046 lbs. (474.5 Tons)

    Results from October 2017  

    •Total Law Enforcement Participation: 4,274
    •Total Collection Sites: 5,321
    •Total Weight Collected: 912,305 lbs. (456 Tons)

    Results from April 2017

    •Total Law Enforcement Participation: 4,223
    •Total Collection Sites: 5,498
    •Total Weight Collected: 900,386 lbs. (450 Tons)