The Barton County Sheriff’s Office announced Thursday that in conjunction with the Barton County Health Department and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, they will be hosting a drug take back day, scheduled for Saturday, April 24, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Representatives will be on the east side of the Barton County Courthouse on Kansas Avenue to accept unused prescription and nonprescription medications.
The DEA permits local law enforcement to accept prescription and nonprescription medications for destruction once a year. This is a public service offered by the Health Department and the Sheriff’s Office to prevent abuse of prescription drugs and allow for proper disposal. Drugs will be accepted from private citizens as well as institutions such as nursing homes and long-term care facilities that may need to dispose of any controlled substance. There is no fee for the service.