National Drug Take Back Day is October 26, 2013 and just in time for the event, the Izard County Sheriff’s Department has installed a drug take back drop-off receptacle in the Horseshoe Bend Station in Horseshoe Bend. The receptacle is located in the main entrance to station located on W. Commerce Drive. Sheriff Tate Lawrence made application for the box specifically for Horseshoe Bend through the Arkansas Department of Health.
The take back program is a great benefit to our community. Sheriff Tate Lawrence encourages everyone to drop off unneeded or outdated prescription drugs as a way of reducing drug abuse and preventing children from harm by these drugs. Take a little time, clean out your medicine cabinets and other cabinet drawers, and bring these drugs to the sheriff’s station in Horseshoe.
Not only will your effort remove unneeded drugs from our community, it is a most environmentally friendly way to do so. Flushing drugs down our toilets and into our waste water systems can contaminate surface and ground water causing contaminates to enter our drinking water supply. The collected drugs are transferred to Troop B Headquarters of the Arkansas State Police in Newport who arranges the proper disposable of the drugs.
Sheriff Lawrence said the department obtained and installed a similar drop-off box at the Izard County Sheriff’s Office in Melbourne back in April of this year, and it too is in place for National Drug Take Back Day. Both drop off locations are available seven days a week, 24 hours a day for your convenience. Lawrence said he wishes everyone would drop of all of their unneeded or outdated drugs on Drug Take Back Day and periodically thereafter.
News Release, For Immediate Release, October 3, 2013, POC: Sheriff Tate Lawrence, 870 368 4203
Note to print media: Picture of Horseshoe Drop- off box provided