MedReturn Drug Drop Box

Rick Scott
Assistant Chief of Police
Phone: (817) 427-7000
E-Mail: rscott@nrhtx.com

MedReturn Drug Drop Box

 

Beginning December 19th, 2016, North Richland Hills police department will now provide our community with a safe, effective, and convenient way to dispose of unwanted prescription or non-prescription medications 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

 

For over five years the department has been a host site for the DEA’s drug take back program, collecting and destroying thousands of pounds of unwanted medications.  While still participating in this program, our new drop box will now provide our citizens with a much more convenient and timely method of removing dangerous medications from the home.

 

Prescription drug abuse has proven to be among the top concerns of parents and law enforcement alike.  More than 70 percent of young people abusing prescription medications do so from their own homes. An effective prevention strategy begins with limiting and eliminating access to dangerous prescription medications in the home.

As a proactive measure, the new medication drop box has been installed in the department’s jail lobby.  The drop box be will available to the public 24/7 and provide a geographically convenient location for citizens to discard dangerous and abuse prone substances otherwise stored in the home.

 

The drop box was provided free of charge to the citizens of North Richland Hills through our partnership with the Challenge of Tarrant County www.challengetc.org and our mutual support of united goals in preventing drug abuse.  Our disposal site will soon be added in the national registry of drop sites available at www.MedReturn.com

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