Drug Take Back Day kicks off Saturday, and Arkansans are expected to turn in almost 30,000 pounds of drugs. According to State Drug Director Kirk Lane, vaping products have been added to the list this year.

Lane adds that prescription drugs make up over half the drugs that are abused. He says Drug Take Back is about keeping homes, communities, and the state safe.

“A lot of people have called the DEA and also local and state law enforcement, and were concerned about where they could dispose of these items,” Lane said. “They were concerned about the quality of some of these items that maybe were bought on the black market, and so they wanted to get rid of those devices and wanted to do so safely.”

Illegal drugs make up a third of the drugs that are turned in, Lane reminds everyone that you can hand over such drugs with no questions asked.

Arkansas Drug Take Back Day will be Saturday November 2nd from 10am to 2pm at 130 locations. For the list of locations, visit www.artakeback.org