Over the last 18 months the community has dropped off over 800 pounds of expired or unwanted medication. “We are quite pleased that at least these drugs will not have a chance of getting into the hands of our children and want to thank everyone that has participated so far,” stated Police Chief Ed O’Bara.
The Highland Village Police Departments Prescription Drug Disposal Program was created to provide for year-round disposal of unwanted or expired household medication in the community.
“The ability to remove such a large quantity of prescription drugs out of our community is a true statement that our actions are directed at making Highland Village a safe and enjoyable place to live. We have supported Police Chief Ed O’Bara and his officers in their continued efforts of a
Community Oriented Public Safety philosophy and programs that are designed in keeping the city of Highland Village a safe community,” stated Mayor Pat Davis.
The City has two “MedReturn Units” available to make drop off easy. These units can be found outside in the Municipal Complex drive through next to the Utility Bill drop off box and inside the Municipal Complex in the rotunda for convenient disposal of no longer useful household drugs. Medications should be in a baggie or the original unlabeled pill bottle and placed in the MedReturn Unit.
If a resident is unable to use the “MedReturn Unit”, call the Police Department’s non-emergency number 972-317-6551 and an officer will be dispatched to pick up their expired or unwanted medications for safe and secure disposal.
Flushing prescription drugs down the toilet or throwing them in the trash damages the environment and contaminates the water supply.