News Release
Date: September 24, 2010

Alpine Resident Office participates in National Take Back Initiative

SEP 24 -- ALPINE-TX, Joseph M. Arabit, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration–El Paso Division announced that On September 25, 2010, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will sponsor “National Take Back Day” in coordination with local law enforcement agencies and community partners to provide an opportunity for the public to surrender expired, unwanted, or unneeded pharmaceutical controlled substances and other medications for destruction. Removing these potentially dangerous drugs from our homes not only reduces risks to public health and safety, but participation in this one-day event also helps bring national attention to the increasing problem of pharmaceutical abuse in the United States.

Collections will take place between 10 am and 2 pm at sites established throughout the country. In Pecos County, the Pecos County Sheriff’s Office and the Ft. Stockton Police Department have offered DEA their assistance and are supporting a collection site at the Ft. Stockton Police Department. Other collection sites will be available in Reeves, Brewster, Culberson, and Presidio Counties which can be found at

  • Collections are completely anonymous. No questions asked.

  • All prescription and over-the-counter medications in solid dosages, such as tablets and capsules, will be accepted.

  • No intravenous solutions, inject able items, or needles will be accepted.

  • Illegal substances such as marijuana, cocaine, and methamphetamine are not part of this initiative.


Reeves County Sheriff’s Office

5 th and Oak Street

Pecos, Texas


Alpine Police Department

309 W. Sul Ross Avenue

Alpine, Texas


Culberson County Sheriff’s Office

210 La Caverna Street

Van Horn, Texas


Jeff Davis County Sheriff’s Office

105 Court Avenue

Fort Davis, Texas


Fort Stockton Police Department

123 N. Main

Fort Stockton, Texas


Sul Ross State University

DPS 400 N. Harrison

Alpine, Texas


Pecos Police Department

172 Raul Florez Boulevard

Pecos, Texas


Brewster County Sheriff’s Office

201 West Avenue East

Alpine, Texas


Marathon Fire Department

109 NE 2 nd Street

Marathon, Texas


South Brewster County Emergency Response

23250 FM 170

Terlingua, Texas


Presidio County Sheriff’s Office

320 N. Highland Avenue

Marfa, Texas

For more information, including locations of other collection sites, please visit or call DEA’s Alpine office at 432-837-6000