Pct. 2 Participates In DEA Drug Take Back Day
On April 28th, Travis County Constable Office Pct. 2 along with other agencies participated in the National Drug Take Back Day. The National Drug Take Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications. Unused or expired prescription medications are a public safety issue, leading to potential accidental poisoning, misuse, and overdose. The DEA’s Take Back Day events provide an opportunity for Americans to prevent drug addiction and overdose deaths. Proper disposal of unused drugs saves lives and protects the environment.
This year, Pct. 2 coordinated drop-off sites located at our office at 10409 Burnet Rd. in Austin and a second location at 2 Club Estates Pkwy in Village of the Hills. Pct. 2 collected a total of 552 pounds from both dropoff sites. Last fall's Take-Back Day event collected a record-setting 912,305 pounds of prescription drugs. The Drug Enforcement Administration first launched its Take-Back Day in 2010, and since then has collected more than 9 million pounds of medicine from the public.