Baylor Police Department Will Participate in National Drug Take-Back Day

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April 27, 2017

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WACO, Texas (April 27, 2017) – The Baylor Police Department will be open Saturday, April 29, to collect old and expired drugs as part of a county-wide take-back day.

“I’m excited to say we’ve partnered with Voices Against Substance Abuse (VASA), part of VOICE in Waco, the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) and Baylor Police Department, in offering a chance for students, faculty and staff to participate on campus as part of a county-wide drug take-back day for unwanted, expired and unfinished prescription drugs,” said Lilly Ettinger, recovery program coordinator for Baylor Wellness. “We will be participating alongside the Waco Police Department, Hewitt Police Department, Woodway Police Department along with others in the county. VASA has been a steady voice for substance use prevention and we are thankful to participate and partner alongside them.”

The take-back day will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Baylor Police Department in Speight Avenue Parking Garage, 1521 S. Fourth St.

“This is a perfect weekend for college students, as finals and move-out starts next week, to be able to throw away their drugs in a safe, healthy and environmentally conscious way,” Ettinger said. “We want to invite faculty and staff to participate as well, as in Waco there are only two drug take-back days a year.”

The drugs will be collected in a locked box in the Baylor Police Department and delivered to the DEA to be safely destroyed.

For more information, visit the University calendar.

by Kelsey Dehnel, student newswriter, (254) 710-6805


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