BPD to participate in 2018 Take Back Day

March 6, 2018

Rx drugs accepted at collection sites on Saturday, April 28

The Bartlesville Police Department will participate again this year in the Drug Enforcement Administration’s National “Take Back Day.” The event allows residents to safely and legally dispose of unwanted prescription drugs at specific collection sites located throughout the community.

Last year, BPD officers collected more than 190 pounds of prescription drugs during the event — making Bartlesville No. 2 in the state, with only Tulsa collecting more.

“Due to the overwhelming success of the National Drug Take Back Initiative that we participated in last fall, the Bartlesville Police Department will be taking part in this initiative again on Saturday, April 28,” BPD Capt. Rocky Bevard said this week.

Bevard said the Police Department hopes to set up three collection sites in Bartlesville for the event, which will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

“Each site will be manned by at least one member of the Bartlesville Police Department, where citizens can dispose of unwanted or expired prescription medication in containers supplied by the DEA,” he said. “Once disposed of in the DEA containers, the Bartlesville Police Department will secure the containers until they are picked up by the DEA to be destroyed.”

Site locations and other details will be announced as the event draws nearer.