NAVASOTA POLICE RECEIVED GRANT FOR DRUG DISPOSAL RECEPTACLE


(courtesy City of Navasota)

As part of CVS Pharmacy’s Safer Communities Medication Disposal Program, the Navasota Police Department received a Medication Disposal Container.

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 in their local police departments. .

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

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

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

They accept prescription medications, patches, over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and pet medications.

They do not accept needles and sharp objects, liquid medications or lotions, thermometers, pressurized containers and inhalers, and illicit drugs.

The medication disposal receptacle is located in the Navasota City Hall lobby located at 200 East McAlpine Street.

It is accessible Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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