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The Huntsville Police Department partnered with the D.E.A. to host another Drug Take Back event on Saturday, April 27th. The Huntsville Police Department has hosted this event in years past and plans to continue growing their success at each future event. HPD reported collecting 250.5 pounds of unused or expired over-the-counter and prescribed medication in a four-hour period.
“At these events, we love to show partnership with Huntsville/Walker County EMS,” said HPD Detective Ryann Kaaa-Bauer. “They are on-scene to collect new or used sharps, or needles, providing another extension of the Drug Take Back effort to our community members, as well as, for members in surrounding areas.”
Detective Kaaa-Bauer reported around 20 containers of sharps were collected at Saturday’s event.
“We received an overwhelming amount of support for this event and look forward to working with other agencies and community members in future events!
"Working together we have been able to get so many drugs off the streets; it’s just an amazing feeling of teamwork,” Detective Kaaa-Bauer said.
The next Drug Take Back event will take place in October, and more details will be shared when they are available. For more information about Drug Take Back, call 936-291-5480 or email RKaaa@HuntsvilleTX.gov.