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DEA Take Back Houston Region/Ft. Bend/Montgomery County
DEA Houston Field Division
[Houston, TX] – On Saturday, October 27 from 10 A.M. to 2 P.M., the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its 16th opportunity in 8 years to prevent prescription drug abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your pills for disposal. (The DEA cannot accept liquids or needles or sharps, only pills or patches.) The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

Last April, Americans turned in 474 tons (949,046 pounds) of prescription drugs at more than 5,842 sites operated by the DEA and almost 4,683 of its state and local law enforcement partners.  

This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs.  The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s National Survey on Drug Use and Health shows year after year that the majority of misused and abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends. In addition, Americans are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines—flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash—both pose potential safety and health hazards.

The DEA, along with local police departments, community groups and businesses will set up collection sites at the following locations:  

Alabama Coushatta Police Department-571 State Park Road 56, Livingston, Texas 77351
Alvin Police Department-1500 South Gordon Street, Alvin, Texas 77511
Baytown Police Department – 3200 N. Main, Baytown, Texas 77521
Bellaire City Hall – 7008 S. Rice, Bellaire, Texas 77401
Brazos County Sheriff's Office University Services Building-3380 University Dr., College Station,    Texas 77845
Church of Champions – 12922 Cutten Road, Houston, Texas 77066
Clear Lake Islamic Center-17511 El Camino Real, Houston, Texas 77058
Conroe Police Department – 2300 Plantation Drive, Conroe, Texas 77303
Cyfair Volunteer Fire Department, Station 11 – 18134 West Road, Cypress, Texas 77433
Deer Park Police Department – 2911 Center Street, Deer Park, Texas 77536
Dickinson Police Department – 4000 Liggio, Dickinson, Texas 77539
El Campo Police Department – 303 E. Jackson, El Campo, Texas 77437
Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office - Gus George Academy - 1521 Eugene Heimann Cr, Richmond, Texas 77469
Fort Bend ISD Administration Building - 16431 Lexington Blvd, Sugar Land, Texas 77479
Fulshear Police Department – 29370 McKinnon Road, Fulshear, Texas 77441
Galveston Police Department- 601 54th Street, Galveston, Texas 77551
George Memorial Library    - 1001 Golfview Drive, Richmond, Texas 77469
Harris County Constable, Precinct 8 – 16602 Diana Lane, Houston, Texas 77062
Harris County Household Hazardous Collection Facility – 6900 Hahl Road, Houston, Texas 77040
Harris County Sheriff's Office District 1- Harris County Court House-6831 Cypresswood Dr., Spring ,Texas 77379
Harris County Sheriff's Office District 2- Humble Court House-7900 Will Clayton Pkwy, Humble, Texas 77338
Harris County Sheriff's Office District 3- Jim Fonteno Harris County Court House Annex 26 Building- 14350 Wallisville Rd, Houston, Texas 77049
Harris County Sheriff's Office District 5- 23828 Tomball Parkway, Tomball, Texas 77375
Harris County Sheriff’s Office- Franz Road Storefront, 19818 Franz Road, Katy, Texas 77449
Hope Lutheran Church – 1804 S. Friendswood Drive, Friendswood, Texas 77546
Houston Community College/Coalition of Substance Abuse – 1010 W. Sam Houston Pkwy N, Houston, Texas  77043
Houston Police Department - Clear Lake Station, 2855 Bay Area Blvd, Houston, Texas 77058
Houston Police Department- Metro Park N Ride, 3210 W. Lake Houston Pkwy, Kingwood, Texas 77345
Houston Police Department - North Station, 9455 W. Montgomery Rd, Houston, Texas 77088
Houston Police Department - South Central Station, 2202 St. Emanuel St, Houston, Texas 77003
Houston Police Department - South Gessner, 8605 Westplace Dr., Houston, Texas 77071
Houston Police Department - Westside Command, 3203 S. Dairy Ashford, Houston, Texas 77082
Huntsville High School – 515 FM 2821, Huntsville, Texas 77320
Jackson County Sheriff’s Office – 115 West Main St, Edna, Texas 77957
Jersey Village Police Department – 16401 Lakeview Drive, Jersey Village, Texas 77040
Katy ISD Law Enforcement Center - 20370 Franz Rd, Katy, Texas 77449
Kemah City Hall – 1401 Texas 146, Kemah, Texas 77565
Klein ISD Police Department – 7407 Louetta Rd, Spring, Texas 77379
League City Police Department Public Safety Building- 555 W. Walker St., League City, Texas 77573
Manvel Police Department – 6615 N. Masters (CR 1128), Manvel, Texas 77578
Missouri City Police Department – 3849 Cartwright Road, Missouri City, Texas 77459

Collection sites across the nation can be found by going to www.dea.gov. This site is continuously updated with new take-back locations.