The Izard County Sheriff’s Department’s participation in the eighth National Drug Take-Back Initiative April 26th resulted in 72 pounds of unneeded, expired, or otherwise unwanted prescription medication being turned in at the sheriff’s substation in Horseshoe Bend and the sheriff’s office in Melbourne. Sheriff Tate Lawrence said that almost equal amounts were deposited in the collection containers at each location. Lawrence also said a respectable amount of donated food items collected in this same effort were collected at the locations.
This collection effort will prevent these meds from getting into the wrong hands maybe preventing an accidental overdose situation which could include death. Secondly, these meds often flushed way in toilets will help reduce contamination in our county waterways. Sheriff Lawrence said that he wished to take everyone and reminds us that these collection stations are available year around on a 24 hour basis for your convenience ns safely disposing of these type medications.
News Release, For Immediate Release, May 12, 2014, POC: Sheriff Lawrence, 870368203