Cleburne County, Ark. --- Sheriff Marty Moss installed a prescription drug drop box in the lobby of the Cleburne County Jail May 4 to make disposing of unwanted or outdated prescription drugs easier for the citizens of Cleburne County.
Moss has held three prescription drug take back events, May 25, 2010 in which 14,552.25 pills were collected; September 25, 2010 in which 320 pounds of drugs were collected; and again April 30, in which 155 pounds of drugs were collected. These events made him recognize the need for a prescription drug drop box, which could be accessed by the public at any time.
This service is free and anonymous, no questions asked. Persons dropping off medications are encouraged to remove the labels or mark over them before turning them in for disposal. Creams, inhalants, and syrups (in their original container) can also be dropped in the box; however, needles cannot be put in the drop box.
“Arkansas is number one in abuse of prescription pain medications by teenagers so please bring your unwanted, outdated prescriptions to the Cleburne County Jail Lobby and dispose of them safely in the prescription drug drop box,” said Moss.
The Heber Springs Rotary Club donated the prescription drug drop box for the benefit of Cleburne County and its citizens. “I really appreciate their support with this donation.”
"I'm a little confused..Would inmates ever actually drop off drugs if they had them?? This didn't make sense to me."
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Prescription Drug Drop box Installed At Jail