Tuesday, the Abilene Police Department, along with other agencies, established a permanent med-return drug collection program.

Citizens are encouraged to dispose of any extra or expired medications by depositing them in this secure drop-off at the lobby of the Law Enforcement Center.

“Some people may…that is not the case,” Police Chief Stan Standridge said.

The program wants to reduce the amount of drugs that can potentially harm children and adults.

The collection site will be open at the Law Enforcement Center during normal business hours.