On April 30 and May 1, officers held a prescription drug round-up, during which residents could turn in old medications to eliminate the potential for abuse or dependence by anyone who can get them from medicine cabinets, including young children and teenagers. The effort is also designed to help minimize the potential for pollution of water supplies and the impact on pets and wildlife as a result of improper disposing of medications by flushing them down toilets.
Police counted 85,861 prescription, over-the-counter and liquid medications collected in the effort.
Anyone who still has medications to dispose of, information on the proper disposal of unused or unwanted prescription drugs can be located at www.jtnn.org. More collection dates will be scheduled in the future.