Starke County Sheriff’s Department Participating in Prescription Pill Drop Program

Starke County Sheriff Oscar Cowen announced yesterday that a pill drop program is being conducted at the Starke County Jail. If you have any unused or expired prescription medications, you can drop them off at the jail between 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, until April 27th.

Unused prescription drugs thrown in the trash can be retrieved and abused or illegally sold. Unused drugs that are abused contaminate the water supply.

The majority of teenagers abusing prescription drugs get them from family and friends and the home medicine cabinet.

This is an opportunity to get unused drugs out of your home. Take-back programs are the best way to dispose of old drugs.