Drug Enforcement Administration


Will Glaspy, Special Agent in Charge

September 24, 2015

Contact: Sammy Parks

Phone Number: (713) 693-3329

Drug Enforcement Administration Announces 10th National Prescription Drug Take-Back Event Will Take Place From 10 A.m. -2 P.m. On Saturday, September 26th

HOUSTON - Special Agent in Charge Joseph M. Arabit today announced that the 10th National Prescription Drug Take-Back will take place September 26th from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. local time. As with the previous nine National Prescription Drug Take-Back events, collection locations will be set up throughout communities nationwide so local residents can anonymously return their unwanted, unneeded, or expired prescription drugs for safe disposal.
Collection sites in every local community can be found by visiting www.dea.gov . This website will be continuously updated with new take-back locations.

The National Prescription Drug Take-Back addresses a vital public safety and health issue. Many Americans are not aware that medicines languishing in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the United States are at alarming rates, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. Studies show that many abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet.  

In addition, many Americans do not know how to properly dispose of their unused medicine, often either flushing them down the toilet or throwing them away - both of which pose potential safety and health hazards.

In the previous nine National Prescription Drug Take-Back events from 2010-2014, approximately 4,823,251 pounds, (or 2,411 tons) of drugs were collected and safely disposed of by DEA.  

Collection sites are in the following locations: -

Montgomery County:
The Woodlands Township Town Hall - 2801 Technology Forest Blvd, The Woodlands, Texas 77381(front parking lot)
Conroe ISD PD - 2900 North Loop 336 East, Conroe, Texas 77301
Conroe PD - 700 Old Montgomery Rd, Conroe, Texas 77301
Shenandoah City Hall - 29955 IH-45 North, Shenandoah, Texas 77381
Sam Houston Town Center - 12605 IH-45 South, Willis, Texas 77318
Shenandoah City Hall - 29955 IH-45 North, Shenandoah, Texas 77381

Spring, Tomball, Jersey Village Area:

- Jersey Village PD - 16401 Lakeview Drive, Jersey Village, Texas 77040
Tomball PD - 400 Fannin, Tomball, Texas 77375
Klein ISD PD - 7407 Louetta Rd, Spring, Texas 77379

Houston area collection sites:  
Braeswood Home Association Office - 4010 Blue Bonnet, Houston, Texas 77053
Harris County Clerk’s Office - 10851 Scarsdale Blvd, Houston, Texas 77089
Harris County Precinct 6 - 333 Lockwood, Houston, Texas 77011
Harris County Household Hazardous Collection Facility - 6900 Hahl Road, Houston, Texas 77040
Harris County SO - S. Mission Bend Storefront, 7043 Highway 6 South, Houston, Texas 77083
Harris County SO - Aldine Storefront, 5202 Aldine Mail Route, Houston, Texas 77039
Higher Dimension Church - Dspot, 9745 Bissonnet, Houston, Texas 77036
HPD - Clear Lake Station, 2855 Bay Area Blvd, Houston, Texas 77058
HPD - North Station, 9455 W. Montgomery Rd, Houston, Texas 77088
HPD - Northeast Command, 8301 Ley Road, Houston, Texas 77028
HPD - South Central Station, 2202 St. Emanuel St, Houston, Texas 77003
HPD - Southeast Command, 8300 Mykawa, Houston, Texas 77048
HPD - South Gessner, 8605 Westplace Dr, Houston, Texas 77071
HPD - Westside Command, 3203 S. Dairy Ashford, Houston, Texas 77082
Houston Community College/Coalition of Substance Abuse Prevention - 1010 W. Sam Houston Pkwy (main entrance), Houston, Texas  77043

Bryan /College Station and surrounding area:
Bryan PD - 303 East 29th, Bryan, Texas  77803
Brazos County SO - 1700 Highway 21 West, Bryan, Texas 77803
College Station PD - 2611 Texas Avenue South, College Station, Texas 77840
Navasota PD - 200 E. McAlpine, Navasota, Texas 77868

Pasadena, Baytown and Kingwood areas:
HPD - Metro Park N Ride, 3210 W. Lake Houston Pkwy, Kingwood, Texas 77345
The Summit -1838 E. Sam Houston Pkwy S, Pasadena, Texas 77503
Abshire Football Stadium - 710 San Augustine St, Deer Park, Texas 77536
San Jacinto Mall - 16900 Garth Road, Baytown, Texas 77521

Galveston, League City, Nassau, Pearland and Webster areas:
Taylor Lake Village City Hall - 500 Kirby Road, Taylor Lake Village, Texas 77589
League City PD Public Safety Building- 555 W. Walker St., League City, Texas 77573
Manvel PD - 6615 N. (CR 1128), Manvel, Texas 77578
Missouri City PD - 3849 Cartwright Road, Missouri City, Texas 77459
Nassau Bay PD - 1800 Space Park, Nassau Bay, Texas 77058
Richwood PD - 1800 N. Brazosport Blvd, Richwood, Texas 77531
UTMB Eye Center - 700 University Blvd, Galveston, Texas 77555
UTMB Specialty Care Center/Victory Lakes - 2240 Gulf Freeway South, League City, Texas 77573
Webster Fire Station #1 - 18300 Highway 3, Webster, Texas 77598
Stella Roberts Recycling Center - 5800 Magnolia, Pearland, Texas 77584

Katy, Sugarland, Richmond and surrounding areas: -

Katy ISD Law Enforcement Center - 20370 Franz Rd, Katy, Texas 77449
Fort Bend ISD Administration Building - 16431 Lexington Blvd, Sugar Land, Texas 77479
Gus George Academy - 1521 Eugene Heimann Cr, Richmond, Texas 77469
Fulshear PD - 29370-D McKinnon Rd, Fulshear, Texas 77441

El Campo and Cuero, TX:
Cuero PD - 100 N. Clinton St., Cuero, Texas 77954
El Campo PD - 303 E. Jackson, El Campo, Texas 77437

Lufkin, TX:
Lufkin PD - 300 East Shepherd, Lufkin, Texas 75901

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