The Scott County Sheriff’s Office along with the Scott county Prosecutor participated in the National Drug Take Back event on Saturday, September 29. The Drop took place at the Scott County Security center and was sponsored by Cease of Scott County.
The purpose of the National Event is twofold. The first is to bring awareness of the growing problem of Prescription Drug abuse. The second purpose is to give an avenue for people to dispose of their old or unused medications safely and responsibly without contaminating our water supply by flushing them or putting them in the landfill.
This is the second year for the Scott County Sheriff’s Office to participate in the National Event. This fall’s event was the busiest so far. “This is surprising considering we have had a permanent drop box located at the Sheriff’s Office for more than a year. I don’t think we have ever had a day since we installed the Permanent Drop Box that there were not medications in the box. People use it and love it.” This fall’s event produced 100 pounds of pills. This is 'Net' weight and does not include the containers or liquids.
The Sheriff’s Office wishes to thank everyone for the participation. Disposing of unused medications helps in many ways to combat the abuse of such drugs. We also want to remind people that they can dispose of their old or unused prescription medications 24 hours a day by placing them in the permanent drop box located at the Sheriff’s Office. We ask you not place medical waste in the container.
Sheriff Dan McClain.