Between 10/19/12 and 1/21/13, the Brattleboro Police Department has collected 311.78 lbs of prescribed medications in their NADDI Rx Drop Box.
The Fairfield Police Department location has collected 137.68 pounds of medication from January 1, 2012 through March 31, 2012. After Halloween of last year, when the box was installed, the Fairfield Police Department also collected an additional 46.24 pounds in November and December. That is nearly 200 pounds in five months. We have tried to advertise the collection site to our residents through water bills, quarterly newsletters and on our website with much prevail. Since the drop box information was placed online it has become the number one searched item on the Fairfield Police website.
We are happy to report that the Fairfield drop location has collected over 620 pounds of prescription medication during the first year of existence. In an attempt to limit the amount of plastic that is incinerated, we have also tried to re-use clean prescription bottles through Matthew 25 Ministries and recycle the remaining plastic and glass containers. These re-used and recycled containers are not included in the 620 pounds. Thank you for your continued assistance; we are very happy with the success of the program and the service that it provides our community. We believe that the service this program provides will have a long term effect on the community and will be successful for years to come.
On September 28, 2011, the drop box was obtained by Detectives with the Horry County Police Department’s Narcotics and Vice Section and provided by the National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators. The box is designed for people to drop off their expired and/or no longer needed medication. The box was installed in the main hallway just outside of the Police Department at the M.L. Brown Public Safety Building at 2560 N. Main St. in Conway. It is made available for the public during normal business hours for people to drop off their unused/unwanted prescription pills.
From the day it was installed, until December 31, 2011, Narcotics and Vice Detectives have collected, processed and destroyed 88.07 lbs. of various medications.
The Horry County Police Department would like to thank the people we serve in this County for their participation in this program to help our efforts in keeping prescription pills off the streets.