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IMPACT Communities, local law enforcement collect 1117 lbs. of unused, expired meds


Ellis County citizens participated in the National DEA Prescription Drug Take Back Event on Saturday, April 27, 2019. After cleaning out their medicine cabinets of expired and unused prescription and over-the-counter medications, they disposed of them at one of the drug take back locations around the county for an environmentally safe and proper disposal. This program is a partnership of the DEA, Drug Prevention Resources, Ellis County Sheriff’s Office, Ellis County Constable Pct. 1, Ennis, Ferris, Italy, Milford, Maypearl, Midlothian, Palmer, and Waxahachie Police Departments, Ennis ISD PD, Ennis ISD, Waxahachie ISD, and IMPACT Communities Coalitions. Collections for the participating RX Take Back sites on April 27 were Ennis (257 lbs.), Ferris (27 lbs.), Italy, (28 lbs.), Maypearl (16 lbs.), Midlothian (215 lbs.), Milford (28 lbs.), Palmer (19 lbs.), Red Oak (164 lbs.) and Waxahachie (363 lbs.), a total of 1117 lbs. of expired and unused medications collected in Ellis County. The Prescription Drug Take Back is part of a national effort by law enforcement and…Read the rest of this story and more stories like this in this Sunday edition of The Ennis News. Be informed, subscribe today!

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