Arkansas law enforcement agencies working to promote safe disposal of prescription drugs

Drug Take Back Day is aimed at safely getting rid of any unused or expired prescription drugs.

Originally Published by ABC 4029TV | Link to original article | Oct. 25, 2023

Local law enforcement are taking part in a nationwide campaign to keep prescription drugs from getting into the wrong hands. It’s part of Drug Take Back Day.

Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Springdale police will be at Harps on Sunset Ave. to collect any unused or expired prescription drugs.

“It gives citizens the opportunity to get rid of those pills or medications that they have and so they don’t get in the hands of teenagers or people who don’t need them,” said the sergeant for the Springdale Police Department, Matt Ray.

Ray said the department will take most drugs no questions asked, but there are limits to what they can accept.

“We prefer no syringes or any sharp objects that might hurt us. We do have a container if you do have those, if you have a needle or anything like that, but we prefer those be destroyed in other ways,” said Ray.

If you aren’t able to make it to the event Saturday, Springdale police have a 24-hour drop off box in their station’s lobby.

Drug Take Back Day aims to promote safe disposal of prescription drugs.