L ocal law enforcement officials and Impact Futures partnered to help prevent pill abuse and theft by giving the public an opportunity to safely get rid of old prescriptions.
I t's part of the Drug Enforcement Agency's 'Take back unwanted prescription drugs' event. The public could stop by either the Randall or Potter county sheriff's departments to drop off old pills. In April 2012, they hosted a similar event, saying Americans turned in nearly 400 tons of prescription drugs. Authorities at the event said the purpose of the event is to prevent drug abuse from family members.
" W e're trying to help people get rid of these things so that the young people who might be struggling with prescription medication addiction won't have access to them , " Captain Bob Crump said.
C aptain Crump said flushing medicines down the toilet or throwing them in the trash poses safety and health hazards to the public.