If you have old, unused, or unwanted prescription meds that you need to get rid of, do it this Saturday, April 28, during the DEA’s Drug Take-Back Day.

The Drug Enforcement Administration holds this event every year so that meds don’t end up in the water supply after being flushed down a toilet or down a sink. It is also the best way to make sure that kids in your house don’t accidently get into those meds and get hurt.

There are a number of drop-off locations all over El Paso County, Dona Ana County, and other communities in New Mexico.

Three major locations in El Paso are:

- El Paso County Sheriff's Office East Montana Patrol Station, 12501 Montana Ave.
- EPCSO Clint Patrol Station, 190 San Elizario Rd.
- EPCSO Northwest Patrol Station, 435 E. Vinton Rd., Suite D.

You can drop off prescription drugs in pill or patch form, but not liquids or needles. The DEA cannot accept those items.

The best part is the drop-off is free and anonymous. There will be no questions asked by law enforcement.

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