DODGE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

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. [Read more...]

Manalapan Installs Drug Drop Box for Prescription Disposal (NJ)

The Manalapan Township Police Department has applied for and received a grant from the National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators that will be used to help combat the increasing local issues with abuse and misuse of prescription drugs, according to Captain Michael Fountain.

With the grant funds from the NADDI the police department has received and installed a drug drop box in the lobby of the Manalapan Township Municipal Building. The box resembles a mailbox and is available for use by any resident. It is a safe way for residents to dispose of their prescription drugs safely.  [Read more...]

246 Pounds of Prescriptions Disposed (GA)

It has been nearly 6 months since the Floyd County Sheriff’s Office installed a drug drop box for unwanted and unneeded prescription medications. In that time, officials have collected 246 pounds of prescription medications that could have potentially ended up in landfills, the municipal water supply or worse, being abused. `We are thrilled with the response` said Chief Deputy Tom Caldwell `We have heard story after story from families that had been storing these medications after the loss of a family member or other situation. Until now, they just didn’t know what to do with them.` [Read more...]

Brattleboro Police Department

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.

City of Fairfield – Ohio

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.