Conroe PD combats prescription drug abuse with safe medication disposal
Conroe, Texas – The Conroe Police Department is partnering with Sharps Compliance, Inc. to combat the growing epidemic of prescription drug abuse by providing solutions to safely dispose of opioid painkillers and other unused medications.
MedSafe® drug collection and disposal receptacle is now located in the lobby of the Conroe Police Department, located at 2300 Plantation Dr., for the safe and anonymous disposal of unused or expired medicines and controlled substances. The lobby is open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.
MedSafe® receptacles are for:
- prescription medications (Schedules II-V controlled substances and non-controlled drugs)
- Over-the-counter medications
- Liquid medication bottles (less than 4oz. in a zip lock bag)
**NO illegal drugs, needles/syringes or sharps containers, inhalers, medical devices, batteries or chemicals.
Customers can simply bring in their unused pills to The Conroe Police Department and drop them into a Sharps Compliance MedSafe, which is a specially-designed receptacle for the safe, cost-effective, and convenient way to dispose of potentially dangerous drugs.
“Safe disposal of prescription medication is a vital strategy for preventing prescription drug abuse and keeping the water supply safe,” said David P. Tusa, president and chief executive officer Sharps Compliance, Inc. “We are thrilled to partner with the Conroe Police Department to provide a convenient method to dispose of unwanted medications.”
Source: Sgt. Jeff Smith, Criminal Investigations Division, Conroe Police Department