It’s a chronic problem and can lead to a crime or worse the death of a family member.
The doctor prescribes a drug to a family member and they don’t get used and sit in a medicine cabinet where they can be stolen and sold on the street or taken by a family member or child with fatal consequences.
The Clarksdale Police Department is urging the community to check their medicine cabinet and bring them old or unused drugs for proper disposal this weekend.
The “Take-Back” will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, April 24 at the Old Walmart parking lot at 852 South State Street.
The “Take-Back” is a no-questions-asked event.
Prescription drugs should never been flushed down the toilet or even thrown in the trash as the drugs – specifically antibiotics – can get in the environment and cause problems.
Clarksdale Police Chief Sandra Williams urged family, friends and neighbors to take part in this event.
“This is the first time Clarksdale PD has participated in this event,” said Williams. “We look forward to a successful day.”
Anyone with questions or seeking more information about “Take Back,” can call 601-529-8876.