Collection to help dispose of unused or expired meds

The federal Drug Enforcement Administration will set up a collection point where consumers can turn in their unused or expired medications, on Saturday, April 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Walgreens parking lot, at the corner of Main and Sligo in Cortez.

Prescription and over-the-counter medications will be accepted. The collection helps keep unneeded medications from being ingested by children or other individuals for whom they were not prescribed, and from tainting the water supply.

Some items will not be accepted, including needles and sharps, mercury (thermometers), oxygen containers, chemotherapy drugs and radioactive substances, pressurized canisters, and illicit drugs.

For more information, log on to www.DEA.gov or call (877) 462-2911.