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FORNEY, Texas — The Drug Enforcement Administration's (DEA) Drug Take Back initiative on October 26, 2019, will accept disposal of vape pens and e-cigarette devices in addition to the traditionally accepted unused or expired medications.

Those disposing of vape pens or e-cigarette devices must first remove any and all batteries from the devices before disposing.

In Kaufman County, according to the DEA's website, there will be drop-off locations at the Forney Police Department located at 110 Justice Center Drive and the Terrell Police Department located at 1100 North State Highway 34.

The Drug Take Back event is scheduled from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

"Too often, unused prescription drugs find their way into the wrong hands," states the DEA. "That's dangerous and often tragic. That's why it was great to see thousands of folks from across the country clean out their medicine cabinets and turn in - safely and anonymously - a record amount of prescription drugs."

During the April 2019 Drug Tack Back initiative, 4,969 law enforcement agencies participated with 6,258 total collection sites that resulted in the collection of 937,443 pounds — Texas led that charge with 380 collection sites and 92,511 pounds collected.

For additional collection sites, visit the DEA's website, here.