The Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics (OBN) has provided the Bixby Police Department with a permanent drop-off box which can be used by citizens to safely disposing of prescription drugs. The drop-off box is currently located in the main lobby of City Hall located at 116 W. Needles. The box is accessible 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Citizens should feel free to come by and use this free service at their convenience.
“Prescription drug abuse is a growing epidemic in Oklahoma. It’s unnecessary and unsafe to leave outdated drugs in the house. Old, expired medications left in the home can be targeted by users. Teenagers also target their parent’s current or expired prescription drugs to abuse, trade or sell in order to obtain alcohol, marijuana or other drugs…….Take-back days have been very successful, but we don’t want people stock-piling expired medication in their home for weeks or month until a take-back program is held in their community.””
—Mark Woodward, OBN Spokesman