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SCSO Participates in National Drug Take Back Day

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On Saturday, October 26, 2019, the Sebastian County Sheriff’s Office will be participating in the DEA’s National Drug Take Back Day. The event is slated to take place at the Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market, located at 4900 Rogers Avenue in Fort Smith, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The event will give citizens the opportunity to dispose of expired or unused prescription medications in a safe, convenient, and responsible way. This year for the first time vaping devices and cartridges will be accepted. The only issue may be devices which use lithium ion batteries. These will not be accepted.

The last event in April of 2019 resulted in 937,443 pounds (468.72 tons) of unused or expired prescription medication being disposed of properly. Of this national total, 28,073 pounds were collected in Arkansas alone. 11,816,393 pounds of medication have been taken in since the beginning of Drug Take Back in fall of 2010.

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