National Prescription Drug Take Back Program in Katy

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National Prescription Drug Take Back Program in Katy


Mark L. Hopkins Law Enforcement Center

20370 Franz RD.

Katy, TX 77449


Saturday October 22, 2016 the Katy ISD Police in conjunction with the Drug Enforcement Administration ( DEA) will be giving the general public the opportunity to get rid of unused or expired prescriptions from their homes. This initiative also educates the general public about the potential for drug abuse via medications.This Taking Back event is taking place at the Mark L. Hopkins Law Enforcement Center in Katy which is located at the address shown above. Take Back starts at 10 AM and lasts until 2 PM. The Take Back is a National across the US program.


During May 2016, Americans across the Nation turned in approximately 884,000 pounds of prescription drugs at sites operated by the DEA. The leading state for take back was Texas with over 40 tons collected. Since inception this program has taken in approximately 5.7 million pounds of pills. These are amazing results. One other benefit is these pills do not end up in the ground at a dump site or in the water supply system.


Residents of the area can now safely rid their homes from potentially dangerous unused or expired prescription drugs.This year any sharp objects such as needles will not be accepted. The DEA states this is a very important public initiative as medicines which languish in home medicine cabinets are highly likely to be susceptible to abuse, misuse, theft and potential drug usage by others. These unused drugs can also be a potential safety issue for the owners when taken by mistake.


They cannot accept liquids, needles or any sharp objects but only pills and patches. This service is free of charge and completely anonymous.


If you want more information please call Officer James Grimm at 281-237-4024.  


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Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, GRI, WLS
Phoenix Property Shoppe - Phoenix, AZ

Bob this is such a fantastic program.  I don't think we have one in my area but I am going to find out. Thanks!

Oct 18, 2016 06:42 AM #1
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


What a great program. There are so many  unused pills out there.  This is a good way to get rid of them.  The #1 item stolen at open houses are prescription drugs.  A

Oct 18, 2016 06:50 AM #2
Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert
Richmond, TX


 I just thrown mine away this is probably a much better way to do it! I hope you are having a great day!

Oct 18, 2016 08:17 AM #3
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

This is such an important program.  It circumvents having them fall into the wrong hands, or flushing them into the water supply.

Oct 18, 2016 10:01 AM #4
Hannah Williams
Re/Max Eastern inc. - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818

Robert Bob Gilbert  Great idea more communities should have these programs

Oct 18, 2016 11:01 AM #5
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

I like this program! I just don't know what to do with medication that I no longer need or use  This answers the problem and I will see if we have something like it in our area.

Oct 18, 2016 11:42 AM #6
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

Hi Robert Bob Gilbert ,  What a great program. Just like you said, they would end up in landfills, contaminating waters, streams and rids the temptation of abuse.

Oct 18, 2016 12:16 PM #7
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Realty ONE Group - Las Vegas, NV
Las Vegas Henderson Homes for Sale

Hello Bob

Great program and Vegas Bob is so glad that at his age he doesn't take any prescription drugs and really thinks their bad for people!

Oct 18, 2016 01:03 PM #8
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Realty ONE Group - Las Vegas, NV
Las Vegas Henderson Homes for Sale

I say take them all back before they destroy your life

Oct 18, 2016 01:05 PM #9
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

This is such a great program, Bob. I remember blogging about it when it was in North Carolina last year.

Oct 18, 2016 05:35 PM #10
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Good morning Bob.  This is a great way for everyone to safely dispose of their unwanted or expired prescription drugs.

Oct 18, 2016 09:54 PM #11
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Such an important event, having those things around can cause major problems for people.

Oct 19, 2016 01:15 AM #12
Robert Bob Gilbert
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties - Katy, TX
Your Katy TX ( West of Houston) Real Estate Expert

Thank you everyone for your comments. this is a National take back program and you acn search if your area has a location available to take back the drugs. 

Oct 19, 2016 04:08 AM #13
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

This program is a big success. I can tell that from the numbers you quoted. I can't believe over 884,000 pounds of pills were taken in last year. I can't even imagine that many pills. 

Oct 19, 2016 07:15 AM #14
Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional
Charles Rutenberg Realty - Clearwater, FL
Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor

This is such a good idea since people never know what to do with those old drugs.

Oct 20, 2016 03:20 AM #15
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Vision Quest Realty - Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Bob, I love this program. Every town should have this program to help citizens get rid of unwanted prescription drugs.

Oct 27, 2016 12:10 PM #16
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