The Richardson Police Department is once again participating in the Drug Enforcement Agency’s (DEA) semiannual National Prescription Drug Take Back event. The next event is Saturday, Oct. 23 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Police Substation, 2003 E. Renner Rd. Please note: the event could end early if capacity is reached before 2 p.m.

This is an excellent time to clean out medicine cabinets of old prescriptions, especially opioids or any addictive medications. Studies have shown that addicts often obtain their medications from a friend or family member, especially by searching through medicine cabinets. All solid dosage pharmaceutical product and liquids in consumer containers may be accepted. Liquid products, such as cough syrup, should remain sealed in their original container. The depositor should ensure that the cap is tightly sealed to prevent leakage.

For more information on Drug Take Back, visit, call Community Relations at 972-744-4955, or go to