Victoria County to collect, destroy old medicine

  • IF YOU GO

  • • WHAT: Medication Take-Back Day

    • WHEN: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday

    • WHERE: Victoria County Sheriff's Office, 101 N. Glass St.

    • MORE INFO: dea.gov

Officials are working to keep unwanted, unused or expired prescriptions and over-the-counter medications from falling into the wrong hands.

The Victoria County Sheriff's Office is partnering with the Drug Enforcement Administration on Saturday to dispose of these drugs in a Medication Take-Back Day.

Since the program began in 2010, the DEA and its state, local, and tribal law-enforcement and community partners have removed more than 1.5 million pounds, or 774 tons, of medication from circulating.

This year's event is at the sheriff's office, 101 N. Glass St.

Medications will be collected at no cost, no questions asked, using a drive-through line so people will not have to get out of their vehicles. Medications do not have to be labeled and they do not have to be in your name. Illegal drugs will not be accepted.