Drug Drop Off

Citizens may drop off their prescription drugs from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. each day of the week.

A Prescription Drug Drop-Off Box is installed in the Sheriff’s Office Lobby located at 1300 Southwest 14th Street Bentonville, AR 72712. The box will be located just inside the main entrance of the jail lobby. The service is free to the public and allows citizens to rid their homes of potentially dangerous, expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs.

Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high. According to the 2013 National Survey Drug Use and Health, more Americans currently abuse prescription drugs than the number of those using cocaine, hallucinogens, and heroin combined. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet.

The National Institution on Drug Abuse reports that 62% of teens abuse prescription drugs because they are easy to get from their parents’ medicine cabinet. Prescription drugs are also often considered a gateway drug, with nearly half of heroin users reporting to have abused prescription drugs before beginning to use heroin.

“It can be dangerous to keep unused prescription medication. These pills need to be properly disposed of to avoid them falling into the wrong hands and harming loved ones or the environment, which is why I encourage Arkansans to clean out their medicine cabinets…”
-Attorney General Rutledge

The Sheriff’s Office is dedicated to helping the citizens of Benton County by providing a way to properly dispose of these prescription drugs. By incinerating we keep hard to remove medication out of our water supply in an environmentally friendly way. By simply cleaning out your medicine cabinets you are helping us to continue making a safer and healthier difference in our community.

You can find out additional information by contacting Evidence Technician Dulcie Dixon at (479) 271-1009 during business hours or email Heather.Bradshaw@bentoncountyar.gov anytime.

Other Rx Drug Drop Locations in Benton County:

Bella Vista 855-3771 has a 24/7 drop off bin located at 105 Town Center in front of the police station.

Lowell 659-8888 has a 24/7 drop off bin located at 214 North Lincoln Street in the front lobby of the police station.

Siloam Springs 524-4118 has a 24/7 drop off bin located at 100 Hwy 412 West in the front lobby of the police station.

The Arkansas Take Back Program offers over 100 collection sites around Arkansas as well as hosting drop off several annual events around the state.