The United States Drug Enforcement Administration announced that the next prescription take-back day will be held Saturday, Oct. 22.

Expired or unused prescription drugs can be dropped off at the Alice Police Department located on 415 East Main Street from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Needles and liquids will not be accepted.

People can drop off unwanted or unneeded drugs. To find a location near you visit the DEA website at

Take-back events are held annually by the DEA in communities around the nation as a means of keeping the drugs off the streets, out of the waste system and out of the hands of potential abusers.

If you have any prescription drugs that need to be properly disposed throughout the year contact your local pharmacy.