LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- The semi-annual National Drug Take Back Day arrived Saturday, 48 hours after President Donald Trump declared a public health emergency over opioid abuse.

Law enforcement here in Arkansas spent the day encouraging everyone to drop off unused prescription drugs at their take-back locations.

“With the opioid crisis that we're facing right now, there's hydrocodone all these different things that are out there. This gives you and avenue to get rid of them and you don't have them sitting around your house. You don't have to worry about kids or anybody else getting into your medicine cabinets,” said Maj. Carl Minden with the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office.

If you missed Saturday’s chance to meet McGruff the crime dog, the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office has a year-round drop-off box where you can safely dispose of old meds. You can check with you local sheriff's office or police department to see if they have something similar.