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KPD launches 24/7 medication drop-off program

Post Date:04/07/2015
Keller-area residents will no longer need to wait for the Drug Enforcement Administration’s twice-annual events to properly dispose of medications, thanks to a new partnership between the Keller Police Department and CVS/pharmacy.

Starting Monday, April 13, KPD will accept expired or unwanted prescription and over-the-counter medications 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Drop-off is easy with a CVS/pharmacy-sponsored drug collection unit housed in the after-hours lobby of the KPD building at 330 Rufe Snow Drive.

"Keeping unnecessary prescriptions at home increases the risk for accidental poisoning, overdose or abuse," Community Officer James Intia said. "It's also not safe to flush these away, as harmful chemicals could end up affecting aquatic life or drinking water quality. This program provides a safe, easy way for people to dispose of medications correctly."

The new service is free and open to anyone. Please note that KPD cannot accept the following: thermometers, needles (sharps), medications from businesses or clinics, ointments, lotions or liquids, aerosol cans, inhalers or hydrogen peroxide.

For more information, please contact the Keller Police Department at 817-743-4500.
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