Texomans drop off leftover medications for "Drug takeback day"

By: Victoria Maranan Email
By: Victoria Maranan Email

SHERMAN, TX-Sherman police helped Texomans clean out their medicine cabinets Saturday morning as part of "National Drug Takeback Day."
Dozens dropped off their expired and leftover medications at the Sherman Police Department and Sherman Town Center. Capt. Ken Francis said this is the third time they held the event and it's an opportunity for the community to dispose of drugs properly without endangering the environment and contaminating the water supply.

"There is a danger, drugs that are either outdated or not needed anymore in someone's cabinet. They may take it by mistake thinking it's something else or children may get ahold of it, so this is a safe way to get rid of these drugs," he said.

The drugs will be sent over to the Drug Enforcement Agency to be disposed.

If you missed "Drug Takeback Day," Sherman police will hold another one in October.


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