TEXARKANA POLICE DEPARTMENT

TEXARKANA, ARKANSAS

new badge Officer Kristi Mitchell
Public Information Officer

903-798-3187 (office)
903-824-4199 (cell)
903-798-3023 (fax)

PRESS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 
 

05-24-2018

 
     

Re: Drug Take Back Day Update

 

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

We would like to share with you 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. That 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.

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It is important to know that law enforcement is only interested in the removal of unused and/or outdated medications and over the counter drugs from the homes of our citizens.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. We ask that you do not deposit syringes or "needles", premade injection medications, diabetic lancets, glucose meters, thermometers, empty containers, aerosols, hydrogen peroxide, and inhalers.

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.

Thank you and you can visit the Texarkana Arkansas Police Department online at http://www.txkusa.org/arkpolice.

Contact Information
Officer Kristi Bennett
Public Information Officer

903-798-3187 (office) 903-824-4199 (cell)
903-798-3023 (fax)
kbennett@txkusa.org

 

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