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Dropoff for drug take back Saturday

Maumelle residents will be given another opportunity on Saturday to turn in any extra or unused prescription drugs through a drop off established at the Maumelle Police Department at 2002 Murphy Drive between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Lt. Chase Campbell said that the Maumelle Police Department will once again be partnering with the U. S. Drug Enforcement Agency and other law enforcement agencies for the “National Drug Take Back Day.”

He said anyone who has expired, unused or unwanted prescription medications, please drop them off at the Maumelle Police Department for safe disposal. Placing medication in the trash or down the drain can hurt the environment or someone else.

The Maumelle Police will have a temporary disposal site set up for convenient drop off at the police station, located at 2002 Murphy Drive, just behind the Maumelle Fire Department at 2000 Murphy Drive.

To find more locations near you Campbell suggested visiting this Website: www.artakeback.org, www.dea.gov, or check out the Facebook page at “Arkansas Prescription Drug Take Back Initiative.”

Maumelle police chief Sam Williams said last year’s drop off produced one of the largest amount of prescription drugs ever dropped off in Arkansas. He urged residents to bring by unused prescription drugs to prevent them from getting into the wrong hands. The abuse of prescription drugs in Arkansas is a big issue and even exceeds the use of illegal drugs in many locations because its easier to obtain.

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