Sheriff Patricia Ninmann is happy to announce that on Wednesday, August 28, 2013 the Sheriff’s Office will have a drug drop box available that will allow citizens the opportunity to deposit unused, unwanted, or expired prescription drugs. The box will be checked daily and the contents will be collected and prepared for disposal that is eco-friendly and in accordance with Federal and State laws.
This program not only helps to protect the environment, it can also deter the usage of prescription drugs by unintended parties – including young people facing peer pressure and new ways to “get high.” The Dodge County Sheriff’s Office constantly strives to be proactive in enhancing public safety and saving lives.
Sheriff Ninmann credits Lt. Brian Drumm for obtaining the drop box through a grant that was offered by The National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators (NADDI). Lt. Drumm states “The removal of unwanted medications from the homes in Dodge County will go a long way in protecting our communities.”
The National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators (NADDI) has launched a program designed to significantly reduce the prescription drugs in American homes that are either no longer needed or outdated. These same drugs unfortunately have become the target of theft and misuse, oftentimes by people who have access to the residence. America’s 12 to 17 year olds have made prescription drugs the number one substance of abuse for their age group, and much of that supply is unwittingly coming from the medicine cabinets of their parents, grandparents, and friends. More and more adults recognize the need to remove these substances from the home and legally and safely turn them over to law enforcement for proper chain of custody and court ordered destruction.
The National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators (NADDI) for the third consecutive year has received sponsorship from Endo Pharmaceuticals for their 2013 national Rx Drug Drop Box program.
The Rx Drop Box is located on the lower level of the Sheriff’s Office, 124 Main Street, Juneau, and is accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Any questions regarding the Rx Drop Box please contact Sheriff Ninmann at 920-386-3992.