The McIntosh County Sheriff's Department is partnering with Neighbors Building Neighborhoods and the McIntosh County Coalition for a PRESCRIPTION DRUG TAKE BACK. This event will take place at the McIntosh County Sheriff's Department this Saturday, April 28, 2018, from 9am-12pm.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), deaths involving opioid pain relievers have been climbing and now surpass deaths involving heroin and cocaine combined. Oklahoma ranks 9th nationally for the rate of overdose deaths involving opioid pain relievers. Additionally as of the last known reporting, in 2009 nearly half a million emergency department visits were due to people misusing or abusing prescription painkillers.
This is why we are aiming to get unused, expired or unwanted prescription drugs off of the streets and disposed of. Come join us this Saturday at the McIntosh County Sheriff's Department to safety dispose of your prescription drugs.
If you can not make it this Saturday, there are two safe drop boxes (as pictured) located within the McIntosh County Sheriff's Department and Checotah Police Department available 24/7 to also dispose of your unused, expired or unwanted prescription medications.