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Sheriff’s Posse, DEA Host National Pharmaceutical Take-Back Day April 27

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The Hopkins County Sheriff’s Posse, in conjunction with the DEA will coordinate a collaborative effort with state and local law enforcement agencies focused on removing potentially dangerous controlled substances from our nation’s medicine cabinets.

A national take-back day, scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 27, will provide a unified opportunity for the public to surrender expired, unwanted, or unused pharmaceutical controlled substances and other medications to law enforcement officers for destruction. This one-day effort will bring national focus to the issue of pharmaceutical controlled substance abuse, reports Hopkins County Sheriff’s Posse Lt. Lisa Hooten.

A Drug-Take Back Day, offered from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 27 in the Hopkins County Courthouse Annex parking lot, allows people to dispose of unused and out-of-date prescription and over-the county medications.

With a few execptions, left over or unused medications may be disposed of in the Hopkins County Courthouse Annex parking lot from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 27. That’s the parking lot for the justices of the peace and tax offices, located at 128 Jefferson St. in Sulphur Springs, accessibel from both College and Jefferson streets.

Intravenous solutions, injectable items and syringes will not be accepted due to potential hazard posed by blood-borne pathogens.

Author: Faith Huffman

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