Where to Dispose of Unused Medications in Katy on Drug Take Back Day October 28

Where to Dispose of Unused Medications in Katy on Drug Take Back Day October 28

October 24 2023

On October 28, National Prescription Drug Take Back Day presented by the DEA will take place across the United States, including right here in Katy. In response to the drug overdose epidemic in the United States, the DEA’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Day reflects the DEA’s commitment to Americans’ safety and health, encouraging the public to remove unneeded medications from their homes as a measure of preventing medication misuse and opioid addiction from ever starting.

The public is encouraged and invited to bring their unneeded medications, including expired drugs, to the following sites in Katy on October 28. 

Fulshear Police Department 

Your Fulshear Police Department will serve as a drop-off location for the DEA's National Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, October 28, 2023 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. The location will be outside the new police department, which is located at 6639 W. Cross Creek Bend Lane.

The Fulshear Police Department will be collecting tablets, capsules, patches, and other solid forms of prescription drugs. Vaping devices and cartridges will be permitted for disposal as well, so long as the lithium batteries are removed. However, liquids and syringes will NOT be accepted. 

This event is free and anonymous, with no questions asked. For more information, please visit https://bit.ly/3EgZJSf.


Katy ISD

The Katy ISD Police Department will be on hand at the Katy ISD Law Enforcement Center, located at 20370 Franz Road, Katy, TX 77449, on Saturday, October 28 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. The public is invited to conveniently and safely dispose of potentially dangerous, expired, unused and unwanted prescription medications. Please note that no needles will be accepted, and liquids must be presented in their original prescribed containers.

"Properly disposing of unused prescription medications safeguards both individuals and their loved ones from the potential risks of medication misuse," noted Katy ISD Police Chief Henry Gaw. "In the past year, Katy ISD successfully collected 696 pounds of prescription drugs. We invite our community to participate in this event, which allows residents to easily dispose of unneeded medications without any questions asked," he added.  

Through the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, the DEA and its partners across the country have collected more than 17 million pounds of unused prescription medications. This month, collection efforts will take place in the lobby of Katy ISD’s Law Enforcement Center where residents can drop off unwanted medications.  

For more information, please contact Captain Ivan B. Nelson with the Katy ISD Police Department at 281-237-4039 or ivanbnelson@katyisd.org

To learn more about National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, please visit dea.gov/takebackday

By Tiffany Krenek, My Neighborhood News 

Tiffany Krenek has been on the My Neighborhood News team since August 2021. She is passionate about curating and sharing content that enriches the lives of our readers in a personal, meaningful way. A loving mother and wife, Tiffany and her family live in the West Houston/Cypress region.

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