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Saturday is drug take-back day

SHERMAN, TX-- If your medicine cabinet is full of unwanted prescriptions, you will have a chance this weekend to get rid of them.

The Sherman police department, along with the "Drug Enforcement Administration" are having their 3rd "Drug Take-Back Day."

All you have to do is drive through Town Center or by the Sherman Police department and drop off your prescription drugs.

No questions are asked and both pill and liquid forms are accepted.

"All you have to do is drive by, hand it to the officer, we'll put it in a box, and make sure it's secured. Then DEA will come by and pick those up and dispose of them in a proper way," said, Sgt. Bruce Dawsey, of the Sherman Police Deparment.

This saturday, the residents of Paris and Lamar County can also join in the "Take-Back Day" initiative.

According to the Paris Police you can bring your old, unused prescriptions to the lobby of the Police Department from 10 A.M. until 2 P.M.

Officials said, last year, they collected about 50 pounds of medicine.


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