Sheriff Jody Dotson and Captain Stan Finley of the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department demonstrate the new “Prescription Drug Drop Box” located in the lobby of the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office.

The program is an anonymous program where people can drop off out of date prescriptions. Also located above the drop box is a container donated by Lawrence Memorial Hospital where syringes may be disposed of.

Sheriff Dotson explained the need for these disposals in an effort to keep these items from coming into contact with children or being disposed in an impropper way. In the short time it has been installed there have been over 10 pounds of prescription drugs already dropped off according to Sheriff Dotson.

During the recent vist by Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel, Sheriff Dotson gave a demonstration on how this program works.