April 29th 10:00 am-2:00 pm

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Press Release

Description: On April 29th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. four of Travis County Constable offices and the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its seventh opportunity in three years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your medications for disposal to Travis County offices listed above. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

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. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. 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 Drug Enforcement Agency Acting Administrator, Chuck Rosenberg stated, “prescription drug abuse is a huge problem and this is a great opportunity for folks around the country to help reduce the threat.” "Please clean out your medicine cabinet and make your home safe from drug theft and abuse.”

For further information, contact Shaun Auckland: shaun.auckland@traviscountytx.gov / 512-854-4496.

Participating Constables

Danny Thomas,
Constable Pct. One
4717 Heflin Ln, Suite 127
Austin, TX 78721

Adan Ballesteros,
Constable Pct. Two
10409 Burnet Rd., Suite 150
Austin, TX 78758
(512) 854-9697

Stacy Suits,
Constable Pct. Three
8656 Hwy 71 W, Ste. 132
Austin, Texas 78735

Carlos Lopez,
Constable Pct. Five
1003 Guadalupe St
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 854-9100

To find other Take-Back sites, see: https://www.traviscountytx.gov/tnr/conserve or http://www.justice.gov/dea/index.shtml