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Saturday, April 22nd is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. We're pretty sure if you were to go through the cabinets in your bathroom or kitchen where you keep your prescription and over-the-counter medication you'll find some that have a past expiration date or you no longer need or take.

Anyone in Tyler, Texas who has unwanted or expired medication can surrender those drugs to law enforcement so that those drugs don't accidentally fall into the hands of those who could possibly misuse or abuse the drug which could be a gateway to addiction and dependency.

The Tyler Police Department and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) are hosting the DEA's National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. This nationwide event will collect and properly dispose of unwanted prescriptions.

What types of medication are being accepted?

  • prescription drugs
  • over-the-counter drugs
  • tablet form
  • capsules
  • patches
  • solid form drugs

Where will Tyler Police accept old and out-of-date drugs?

  • Brookshire's on Rice Road in Tyler Saturday, April 22nd from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

What will not be accepted?

  • syringes
  • sharps
  • illegal drugs

If you have liquid products like cough syrup, that medication should remain in its original container with the cap tightly sealed.

Please remove all identifiable information from the label, including your name, address, pharmacy, and prescription number. Tyler Police will be set up on the west side of Brookshire's parking lot.

Never discard your old medication by flushing them down the toilet. Believe it or not, that medication could end up in rivers and lakes and affect fish and other aquatic species.

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