Arkansas communities participate in DEA National Prescription Takeback Day

by Kylon Williams |

In an effort to cut down on the misuse and abuse of prescription drugs, communities across Arkansas are offering collection sites to rid participants their unwanted and unneeded prescription drugs. These drop offs will take place on DEA National Prescription Takeback Day April 27th.

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Park Plaza will serve as a the collection site for the DEA National Prescription Drug Takeback Day hosted by law enforcement, who will be on site to collect unused prescription drugs to cut down on drug abuse and addiction.

The community is to drop their prescription drugs off at the South Parking Lot, where law enforcement will collect the drugs and dispose of them in a permitted incinerator.

The use of the incinerator will cut down on the number of prescription dugs that are not only being misused, but also flushed or thrown away and cause harm to the environment.

Other Little Rock Locations are:

Kroger (14000 Cantrell Road)

Walmart (Baseline)

Synergy (400 President Clinton Ave)

Izard County

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Izard County Sheriff’s Office and Izard County Hometown Health & Prevention Coalition are hosting their prescription drug takeback at Izard Regional Hospital in Calico Rock.

There will be a lockbox located in the old ER ambulance bay that the Sheriff’s Office will place the prescriptions in.

There are also permanent medication drop off boxes found at Sheriff’s Office Sub-Station in Horseshoe Bend and the Sheriff’s Office in Melbourne for those who can’t make the event.


The Conway Police Department will have two collection locations for people to drop their prescriptions off.

The locations are the Conway Police Department Lobby and Sam’s Club.

Collected prescriptions will be turned over to the Drug Enforcement Agency to be destroyed.

Logan County

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Booneville Police Department will be at Walmart, while the Paris Police Department will be at the HARPS Food Store to collect unused prescriptions.

They are only accepting pills and will not be able to dispose of other prescriptions, such as needles, patches, liquids, etc.

Both locations will have pop-up tents for participants to drop of their prescriptions for proper disposal to keep them away from children, from being stolen, or ending up polluting the community.

There are also permanent drop-off boxes in the Logan County Sheriff’s Office in Paris, as well as both police departments in Booneville and Paris.

North Little Rock

North Little Rock Police officers will be at he South Parking Lot of McCain Mall to collect unused, expired, or unwanted prescriptions for proper disposal.

There is also a permanent drop box available in the North Little Rock Police Department lobby.

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