Abilene police offer residents safe, secure way to dispose of unwanted medications


ABILENE, Texas - If you have unwanted or unused medications in your cabinet and you ' re looking to get rid of them, you have a chance to properly dispose of them. The Abilene Police Department is now offering citizens a safe and secure drop off location inside the lobby of the Law Enforcement Center at 450 Pecan Street, no questions asked. " Some people may fear using this receptacle for fear that the police department is going to initiate an investigation based upon drugs dropped off. I just want to reassure our citizens that is absolutely not the case, " Police Chief Stan Standridge said. You can take your medications to the new drop box during business hours, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday-Friday. APD partnered with the Taylor Alliance for Prevention and the Abilene Regional Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse to establish a permanent drug collection program to prevent prescription drug abuse.