JPD helping to dispose of prescription drugs - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

JPD helping to dispose of prescription drugs

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Region 8 residents can stop by the Jonesboro Police Department on Saturday and drop off their unneeded prescription drugs.

Once the drugs are placed in the box the department will make sure they are properly disposed of. "This is a statewide event that we're having at departments all over the state," said Sgt. Stephen McDaniel.

McDaniel said that the department does want to remind the public that this is not the only chance to drop off the prescription drugs, "This brings attention to the problem of unwanted prescription drugs and the problems that it can cause," said McDaniel, "the box will here 24/7 after that (Saturday)."

The box was made by students of the Northeast Arkansas Career Technical Center.

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