Medication collection nets 400 pounds

From Local Sources

More than 100 people took advantage of Saturday’s opportunity for proper disposal of medications during Dubois County’s biannual medication collection day.

The four-hour event, with sites at two county fire departments and the Indiana State Police Jasper Post, brought in 402 pounds of unused medications for proper disposal.

Each properly-disposed-of item reduces contamination in our water system and alleviates potential for accidental overdose or ingestion of outdated or incorrect medication. It is medication kept away from kids, teenagers or those susceptible to becoming prescription medication addicts.

Another collection day will be set for the spring of 2020. Residents may also use one of the county’s two 24/7 sites at the Jasper Police Station and the Huntingburg Police Department.

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