National Prescription Drug Take Back VI

The Howard County Sheriff’s Office will be hosting their sixth “Prescription Drug Take Back” on Saturday, April 27, 2013 from 10:00 A.M. until 2:00 P.M. at the Sheriff’s Office/Jail parking lot. The past five “take back” events we’ve hosted have resulted in collecting a larger number of unused prescription narcotics each time.

These “Take Back” events allow the public to dispose of unwanted or unused prescriptions in a safe manner to avoid contamination to the ground and our water supply. It also removes these dangerous and highly addictive drugs from our homes to help prevent young people and or family members from having access to pills. Prescription pills are fast becoming one of the most abused drugs in our county and state, as well as nation wide. As law enforcement we see that the abuse of prescription drugs cause health and family problems, is often the cause of the loss of jobs, and leads to criminal conduct resulting in jail or imprisonment.

We ask that everyone take advantage of this event and try to make it bigger than the past five events. There will be a deputy set up in front of the Sheriff’s Office lobby collecting the pills dropped off by the public. No questions will be asked. If you can’t make the drop off on the 27th feel free to bring your pills to the Sheriff’s Office at any time, twenty four hours a day. We will collect them and turn them in for you.

Chief Deputy Bryan McJunkins