Medication collection planned for Oct. 24

You can be a part of the addiction solution by bagging your expired, unused and unwanted pharmaceuticals and disposing of them at the Dubois County Medication Collection on Saturday, Oct. 24, as part of the DEA National Pharmaceutical Drug Take Back Event. The Jasper State Police Post, located at 2209 Newton Street, will host the collection from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., while the Celestine Fire Station, located at 6964 E State Highway 164, and the Holland Fire Station, located at 504 Main St. will host from 10 a.m. to noon.

All three sites will be drive-thru, and residents are asked to stay in your vehicle and a volunteer will assist you. Please wear a face covering.

The Huntingburg and Jasper Police Stations also accept pharmaceuticals 24/7 in their drop boxes located at 503 E. First St. and 309 E. Sixth St. respectively.

Chief Deputy Sheriff Chris Faulkenberg with the Dubois County Sheriff's Office asks county residents to rid their homes of expired, unwanted, and unused medications. Unused drugs are a common household health threat that can be lessened when you clean the old and unused meds out of your home. Don’t forget vitamins, ointments, syrups, drops, herbal products, meds that should have been kept cold but were not, and aerosols not in pressurized containers. These pharmaceuticals will be accepted at the collection sites.

No sharps or needles, infectious materials, (anything containing bodily fluids) or waste will be collected. This collection is for private citizens only. No collections will be accepted from businesses or health facilities.

The Dubois County Sheriff’s Office will supervise the collections at the Celestine and Holland fire stations, and the Indiana State Police will supervise the Jasper Post site.

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