NAVASOTA POLICE AWARDED GRANT FOR MEDICATION DISPOSAL RECEPTACLE

  
(courtesy City of Navasota)

As part of CVS Pharmacy’s Medication Disposal for Safer Communities Program, the Navasota Police Department was awarded a medication disposal receptacle.

CVS Caremark Senior Vice President of Retail Pharmacy Josh Flum said that through this donation program, CVS Pharmacy and the Partnership at Drugfree.org are providing communities with a permanent drug disposal solution at their local police departments.

According to Interim Navasota Police Chief Mike Mize, prior to Covid, his department participated in the DEA’s Take Back Drug program.

However, during Covid, the DEA allowed only a few locations to participate, and they were mainly in the Houston area.

Chief Mize said that the receptacle is a way for citizens to safely dispose of unused or unwanted medicine.

They are accepting prescription medications, patches, over-the-counter medication, vitamins, and pet medicine.

They are not accepting needles and sharps, liquid medication or lotions, thermometers, pressurized containers and inhalers, and illicit drugs.

The Medication Disposal Receptacle is located in the lobby of the Navasota City Hall located at 200 East McAlpine Street.

It can be accessed Monday-Friday from 8am-5pm.

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