Sheriff’s Office to participate in drug take back initiatives Share:Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Posted in Ellis County on September 13, 2015 by Staff Report ELLIS COUNTY — The Ellis County Sheriff’s Office is joining together again with local law enforcement agencies and other organizations Saturday, Sept. 26, for the semi-annual Operation Medicine Drop and Take It To THE BOX Prescription Drug Return initiatives.Both programs assist community members by setting up drop-off locations where people can dispose of their unused or expired medications safely and anonymously. Utilizing these drop-off sites prevents the medications from getting into the hands of people they don’t belong to, particularly teens, and also helps protect the environment because the drugs aren’t being thrown away in the trash or flushed down a toilet into the water system. The drugs that are collected will be taken to the DEA for disposal.A number of locations will be set up across Ellis County on Sept. 26 for the public’s convenience (please note that times vary by location):Waxahachie High School parking lot, 1000 N. U.S. Highway 77, Waxahachie – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.Ennis Walmart, 700 E. Ennis Ave., Ennis – 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.Palmer Walmart, 428 N. Dallas St., Palmer – 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.Italy Walmart, 721 Dale Evans Drive, Italy – 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.Red Oak CVS, 105 Harris Ave., Red Oak – 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.Ferris City Hall, 100 Town Plaza, Ferris – 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.Midlothian CVS, 100 U.S. Highway 287 Business, Midlothian – 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.Local law enforcement agencies involved with the Operation Medicine Drop and the Take It to THE BOX Prescription Drug Return initiatives include the Ellis County Sheriff’s Office, Ennis ISD Police Department, Ennis Police Department, Ferris Police Department, Italy Police Department, Midlothian Police Department, Palmer Police Department, Red Oak Police Department, Waxahachie Police Department, and Ellis County Constable Pct. 1. The organizations and businesses that are involved include Ellis County Drug-Free Coalition, Impact Communities, Reach Council Prevention Services, Waxahachie ISD, CVS Pharmacy and Walmart.This is the sixth year for the Sheriff’s Office to participate in the collection initiative. During the April 2015 collection, 629 pounds of unused and expired prescription and over-the-counter drugs were collected in Ellis County as a result of the drug take back initiatives. You may also be interested in readingSheriff’s Office announces Prescription Drug Take Back dateCOLUMN: Prescription drug take-back event set for April 30Drug take back initiatives take in 1,500+ pounds of unused medications in 2015Red Oak PD working to collect unused prescription drugsKidnapping at drive-in theater; Suspect arrested; Victim found safeTwo suspects in custody for burglary; numerous stolen items recoveredECSO Explorer Lt. Gage Adams selected for National Leadership AcademySheriff’s Office investigating fatal shootingHope Clinic to open Ennis site on March 9Early voting begins Monday ← Midlothian to host annexation workshop on Sept. 29Barton on crude oil exports → You must log in to post a comment.