Prescription drugs can be safely disposed Saturday, Oct. 26,  in Houston and Summersville.

Two Texas County law enforcement agencies will participate in a Drug Enforcement Agency pharmaceutical drug take-back events on Saturday, Oct. 26.

Persons can drop off unused or unwanted pharmaceuticals from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Houston Walmart Supercenter or Summersville City Hall.

The Houston event is sponsored by the Houston Police Department, the Missouri Rural Water Association and the Big Piney River Stream Team Watershed Association. 

The St. Louis region of DEA reports that 346 agencies with 441 collection sites will participate. The drugs collected will be taken to a DEA-contracted facility and incinerated.

The events are planned to:

nKeep pharmaceuticals out of the water supply by preventing them from being improperly disposed, such as flushing down the toilet and sending them to landfills.

nPrevent from being taken from medicine cabinets from third parties.

For general questions about this event or to create one for your community, contact   For other questions about pharmaceuticals and assistance in their disposal in Texas County contact the Houston Police Department at 417-967-3348.

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