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Friday, April 27, 2018

DEA Take Back Day

The Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) National Prescription Drug Take Back will take place Saturday, April 28, 2018 from 10 AM to 2 PM.

San Martin De Porres Catholic Church is among the Diocese of Laredo sites participating in the DEA Take Back.

The DEA encourages everyone to bring their medicines that are being unused to official collection sites, and partake in proper disposal of discarded pills and patches.

By disposing of unused medicines during the Take Back, you’ll be helping to eliminate prescription drug abuse and remove the threat of accidental poisonings and overdoses in the home, which tragically take the lives of many every year.

We encourage everyone to take part in the DEA Take Back and join their effort to create and maintain risk-free medicine cabinets and safe homes.

This public service is completely anonymous and free. The DEA will not accept liquid medication. Please collect and drop off pills and patches.

Provided below is a full list of scheduled collection locations throughout the seven counties of the Diocese of Laredo. Please note: more collection sites may be added before the Take Back.


San Martin De Porres Catholic Church – 1704 Sandman St., in the parking lot

TEXAS A&M International University (TAMIU) – 5201 University Blvd., in front of the TAMIU Student Center, west side parking lot.

KGNS-TV – 120 W. Del Mar Blvd.

City of Laredo Fire Department, Administration Center – 616 E. Del Mar Blvd.

Laredo Public Library – 1120 E. Calton Rd.

Martin High School/Shirley Field – 2002 San Bernardo Ave.

M.S. Ryan Elementary School – 2401 Clark Blvd.

Cotulla Courthouse – 101 Courthouse Square, Cotulla

Zapata Courthouse – 200 E. 7th Ave., Zapata

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