On Saturday, the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office hosted yet another prescription take back at the Sheriff’s Office located at 315 West Main in Walnut Ridge. According to Sheriff Jody Dotson, 86 pounds of unwanted medicines was collected from the permanent TakeBack Box located in the lobby of the Sheriff’s Office and dropped off by residents from all over the county.

The drugs will now be taken to the DEA later this month, then transported to a coal furnace power plant in Alabama for incineration.

Sheriff Dotson wishes to “Thank” all those who came by and those who continue to stop in the Sheriff’s Office and drop off the unwanted medicines. To date, hundreds and hundreds of pounds of unwanted prescription medicines have been dropped off to the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office and collected at various events around the county. According to Dotson this program not only helps keep dangerous drugs out of the hands of children but also keeps them out of the local water supply when not properly disposed of.

Sheriff Dotson also wishes to “Thank” the ATOD organization of Lawrence County for their continued support of this program.

For more information on the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office, visit www.lawrencecountysheriffsoffice.com .

For more information about ATOD Coalition of Lawrence County visit http://www.lawrencecountyarkansas.com/atod-coalition-of-lawrence-county/