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Carter County Take Back Events

2018 Take Back Event

"On November 6th, 11 pounds of prescription drugs were collected in Carter County."

2017 Take Back Event

On November 9, 2017, Wichita Mountains Prevention Network partnered with Ardmore Police Department and Carter County Sheriff’s Office to host a Mobile Take Back Event in Carter County. A total of twenty-eight pounds of medications were collected.

Pickups were scheduled by the Carter County Substance Abuse Prevention Committee. Officers went to the addresses provided to collect the unwanted medication. The event provided the opportunity for the public, particularly those who are homebound or lack transportation, to dispose of any potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Lock boxes and lock bags were provided free of charge, upon request.  Lock boxes help ensure that all other medicines in the homes will be stored safely.

The removal of unused or expired prescription drugs from the home will help reduce the abuse of dangerous medications and prevent unintentional overdose deaths in both adults and children. The CDC warns against flushing medications down the toilet because it will contaminate the water supply.

Kevin Norris, Deputy Chief at the Ardmore Police Department and Carter County Substance Abuse Prevention Committee member, stated “We were more than happy to partner with the Wichita Mountains Prevention Network and the Carter County Sheriff’s Office in this endeavor of picking up and responsibly destroying unused medications. This is a prime example that if we work together we can make our community a safer place. “

All drugs collected will be incinerated by the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics. For more information on safe use, storage or disposal, please contact the Wichita Mountains Prevention Network at 580-490-9197.

On November 9, 2017, Wichita Mountains Prevention Network partnered with Ardmore Police Department and Carter County Sheriff’s Office to host a Mobile Take Back Event in Carter County. A total of twenty-eight pounds of medications were collected.