The recent Drug Take Back Day gave area residents a chance to get rid of unwanted medications and that chance is still there according to Texarkana Arkansas Police.

 

The authorities say that over 80 pounds of prescription medication was collected from that event alone.  In combination with the medications collected since the October 2017 Drug Take Back and with the new local drop off box locations, this brings our medication collection total to over 403 pounds in 6 months’ time.

Police say this is a phenomenal accomplishment when comparing this number to the previous amount of 342 pounds collected in the entire years’ time before the new local drop off box locations were available.   We have collected twice the amount of medications in much less time.

Police say Keep it up Texarkana!

Bring your medications for disposal to any of our 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It is important to know that law enforcement is only interested in the removal of unused and/or outdated medications and over the counter drugs from the homes of our citizens.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. We stress that it makes no difference if you live in Texas or Arkansas. We take back all medications, no questions asked. You can remove the label if you desire but it’s not necessary. 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.

Police ask that you do not deposit syringes or “needles”, premade injection medications, diabetic lancets, glucose meters, thermometers, empty containers, aerosols, hydrogen peroxide, and inhalers.