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Hopkins County Sheriff’s Posse Joins DEA In Hosting Drug Take-Back Day On Oct. 29, 2022

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The Hopkins County Sheriff’s Posse, in conjunction with the DEA, is hosting a National Drug Take-Back Day for the Hopkins County area from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. this Saturday, October 29, 2022, in Wal-Mart parking lot (the northwest corner close to Super Handy), 1750 South Broadway St. in Sulphur Springs.

The DEA’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Day reflects DEA’s commitment to Americans’ safety and health, encouraging the public to remove unneeded medications from their homes as a measure of preventing medication misuse and opioid addiction from ever starting.

The DEA and Hopkins County Sheriff’s Posse (along with the Sheriff’s Office) are committed to making communities safer and healthier, by reducing overdoses and overdose deaths. Part of that includes the annual Drug Take-Back Day events like the one the Sheriff’s Posse will be hosting Oct. 29, 2022. It’s not uncommon for 200 pounds of medications to be discarded at the Hopkins County Take-Back event.

All are encouraged to bring their prescription drugs that are out of date or unneeded. Also, left over prescription drugs from a family member that need to be disposed of, will be accepted by the Sheriff’s Posse during the Drug Take-Back day.

No inhalers or needles will be accepted, however, liquids can now be disposed of at the Take-Back event.

After each collection, DEA picks up the boxes of discarded prescription and OTC medication and sees their safe disposal.

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Author: Faith Huffman

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