The Barton County Sheriff’s Office in conjunction with the Barton County Health Department and the Drug Enforcement Agency will host a Drug Take Back Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 28. Representatives will be on the east side of the Barton County Courthouse on Kansas Avenue to accept unused prescription and nonprescription medications.
The Hoisington Police Department will conduct a similar event at the same time at the Cardinal Pharmacy, 821 Main Street, Hoisington.
The United States Drug Enforcement Agency permits local law enforcement to accept prescription and nonprescription medications for destruction once a year. This is a public service offered 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.