80 pounds of medication collected on drug take back day


Over 80 pounds of prescription medication was collected from an April drug take back event.

On Saturday, April 28th,2018 the Texarkana Arkansas Police Department, Miller County Sheriff Office, the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Miller County Prosecutor’s Office participated in the April Drug Take Back Day.

In combination with the medications collected since the October 2017 Drug Take Back and with the new local drop off box locations, this brings the collection total to over 403 pounds in 6 months’ time.

Bring your medications for disposal to any of three drop off box locations; Bi-State Justice building (100 North State Line Avenue), Miller County Sheriff Office (2300 East Street), Texarkana Emergency Center (4646 Cowhorn Creek)

It is important to know that law enforcement is only interested in the removal of unused and/or outdated medications and over the counter drugs from the homes of our citizens. It matters not whose name is on the prescription, by whom it was prescribed, where it was prescribed, or where you reside.

The preferred method of disposing of medication to either leave them in their original container or remove pills and capsules from their bottles and place them in a zip lock type bag.

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