Drug Disposal Site Established

The Defi­ance County Sheriff’s Office announced on Fri­day, that they have received a new per­ma­nent drug dis­posal box, which is now avail­able for res­i­dents to dis­pose of unneeded or unwanted pre­scrip­tion med­ica­tions.

It’s located at the Defi­ance County Sheriff’s Office, just inside the lobby.

The box is a safe alter­na­tive to leav­ing med­ica­tion unse­cured or dis­pos­ing of it in an unsafe man­ner.

It was obtained through a grant with the National Asso­ci­a­tion of Drug Diver­sion Inves­ti­ga­tors, and is acces­si­ble Mon­day through Fri­day, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. If you can’t drop off med­ica­tions dur­ing that time period, you can still leave them at the sheriff’s office 24 hours a day with a deputy, who can put the med­ica­tions in the con­tainer.

While most types of med­ica­tions are accepted, you’re reminded that liq­uids, syrups, nee­dles, syringes, inhalants and test strips can­not be accepted.

All bot­tles will be destroyed, along with any per­sonal iden­ti­fy­ing infor­ma­tion on them.

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