SCSO’s Drug Take Back Day

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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.    

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Tammy Moore Teague

Tammy Moore Teague

Mansfield native, with roots in Scott County. Daughter, sister, wife and Christian. Education: 1995 MHS graduate; 1999 Arkansas Tech University Graduate - BA in Journalism. Career: Managing Editor - The Citizen; Copy Writer - Southwest Times Record; Editor - Resident Press. 20+ years experience in the news.

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