Several locations around East Texas are participating in this Saturday's National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, and if you've got unused prescriptions medications you'll be able to drop those off between 10 am and 2 pm.

The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day happens twice each year, and the goal is to keep prescription drugs from getting into the wrong hands and to cut down on prescription drug abuse. The DEA’s Take Back Day events will be happening across the country this Saturday, and we have several places in East Texas that will be collecting the meds, no questions asked.

The Drug Enforcement Administration lists these locations as drop sites on National Prescription Drug Take Back Day:

TYLER POLICE DEPARTMENT at ROBERT E. LEE HIGH SCHOOL

MINEOLA POLICE DEPARTMENT at WALMART - 135 NE Loop 564

JACKSONVILLE PD at JACKSONVILLE CITY HALL

HENDERSON POLICE DEPARTMENT at HENDERSON FIRE STATION #2

GILMER POLICE DEPARTMENT at WAL-MART - 1102 US Highway 271 N

HENDERSON COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE headquarters

ATHENS POLICE DEPT at the ATHENS PARTNERSHIP CENTER - 201 W Corsicana

HALLSVILLE POLICE headquarters

PALESTINE POLICE DEPARTMENT at WALMART  - 2223 TX-256 Loop

NACOGDOCHES COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE headquarters

The DEA shared these facts about the October 2018 collection:

Total Law Enforcement Participation: 4,770
Total Collection Sites: 5,839
Total Weight Collected: 914,236 lbs. (457.12 Tons)

All of the drugs collected will be properly disposed of by the DEA.