More than 700 pounds of meds collected

From Local Sources

More than 300 Dubois County residents took advantage of Saturday’s opportunity for the proper disposal of medications.

Dubois County’s bi-annual medication collection day event, in association with the Drug Enforcement Administration’s national event, allows residents the opportunity to get rid of old medications in a safe manner. Two county fire departments and the state police post served as collection sites for the day.

The four-hour collection netted 731.4 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item reduces contamination in our water system and alleviates potential for accidental overdose or ingestion of outdated or incorrect medication.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 fall. Residents may also use one of the county’s two 24/7 sites — at the Jasper Police Department and the Huntingburg Police Department.

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