SCSO in partnership with Barling PD will be participating in Drug Take Back Day this Saturday from 10 am to 2 pm at Barling City Hall, 307 Fort Street. The Take Back will accept any unused prescription medication. After the drugs are collected they will be gathered by DEA for safe disposal.
The last Drug Take Back Day in October of last year collected almost 500 tons of unused prescriptions nationwide.
Drug Take Back Day is a safe and responsible way to dispose of unused medications. It is not safe or environmentally friendly to dispose of these prescriptions on your own. Also, it is not safe to leave these medications in your home as they can be become abused, misused, or stolen.
If you miss your opportunity to participate on Saturday, citizens are reminded that there is an unused prescription depository at the Fort Smith and Greenwood Sheriff’s Offices. Since October of last year SCSO has already collected several hundred pounds of medicine through these safe boxes.
Let’s make our community safer by all participating in cleaning out our medicine cabinets this Saturday.