If you have some unneeded or unwanted prescription medication and you’re not sure how to get rid of it, you’re in luck. LaPorte County Sheriff Michael Mollenhauer has announced that there is a new Prescription Pill Drop Site in the lobby of the LaPorte County Sheriff’s Office, located at 809 State Street in LaPorte. The box is provided to give citizens a place to dispose of their unused or out-of-date prescription medication and ensures proper disposal.
According to Mollenhauer, this gives citizens a way of safely disposing of unwanted medications, and prevents the drugs from being flushed down the drain to ultimately end up in the ground water or the wrong hands.
LaPorte County TRIAD and the Sheriff’s Office request that only pills be dropped in the box, and encourages the use of a zip-lock type plastic bag to transport the pills, or the original containers with the patient’s name removed.
A ceremony will be held on Friday, Feb. 3 at 10 a.m. to dedicate the new drop box, and members of the TRIAD will be available to answer questions about the program. This is the second such drop site in LaPorte County, with the other in the Michigan City Police Department.
LaPorte County TRIAD is an organization made up of law enforcement, community service leaders, organizations, and seniors, with the goal of improving the safety and quality of life of older adults in the community.