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Prescription drug drop box at the Pott. Co. S/O nets 50-lbs of unwanted drugs

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March 17th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

The Pottawattamie County Sheriff’s Office, Thursday, said that in a little more than three-weeks since it was set-up to collect unwanted prescription medications, the Prescription Drug Drop Box in the lobby at the Sheriff’s Office, has collected 50-pounds of medications. The meds are currently awaiting proper disposal.

Sheriff Jeff Danker said that the Sheriff’s Office partnership with the Governor’s Drug Control Office is valuable, in that it provides the public a proper place for unneeded prescription drugs to be disposed of reducing the possibility that the medications fall into the wrong hands.

Sheriff Danker continues to encourage anyone who has prescription drugs that are no longer needed or are out of date to consider utilizing the services of the Drop Box, which can be found at the Sheriff’s Office located at 1400 Big Lake Road, in Council Bluffs.

Remember, the drop box is not intended for the disposal of “sharps” such as syringes.