Today 10 am-2 pm is the ninth annual National Prescription Takeback Day


Time to clean out your medicine cabinet.

Since 2010, the DEA and its partners have collected more than 12 million pounds of unwanted, unused and expired prescription and over the counter drugs.

Special Agent Sammy Parks with DEA Houston division said this year, for the first time, they're collecting vaping devices and e-cigarettes

"This is an opportunity for parents who may find the device in their home, to simply take the device, remove it from the home and turn it in, in a safe manner, where it's disposed safely," said Parks.

He said there's 6,000 collection sites nationwide where you can drop-off your unwanted, unused and expired medicines.

"What we don't want people to do, is flushing their prescription medications down the sewer system, that can potentially harm our water supply," said Parks.

National Prescription Takeback Day is held twice a year in April and October. In April they collected more than one million pounds if medications.

You can drop off medicines today from 10 am to 2 pm.

Go to DEAtakeback.com to find the nearest drop off location by you.


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