Officials plan to collect, dispose of drugs

April 20, 2017 at 10:36 p.m.
Updated April 21, 2017 at 6 a.m.

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The Victoria County Sheriff's Office will give people the opportunity to rid their homes of expired, unused and unwanted prescription and over-the-counter drugs.

Officials with the Take Back program will be collecting pills, liquids, patches and powders for disposal from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 29 at the sheriff's office at 101 N. Glass St., according to a news release.

The sheriff's office, Victoria Environmental Service and other local partners are joining the Drug Enforcement Administration to prevent medication abuse or theft, the release said.

Twice a year, Americans turn over 350 to 450 tons of drugs at more than 4,000 collection sites nationwide, the release said.

There will be a convenient drive-up, drop-off location on both sides of Glass Street so people do not have get out of their vehicles.

The service is free and anonymous with no questions asked, according to the news release.

This story was updated April 21, 2017 to correct the date of the event.



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