The Rockdale County Sheriff's Office and the National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators are teaming up to provide a year-round 2013 Rx Drug Drop Box program.
A secure, mailbox-style box is provided at local law enforcement agencies, including the RCSO, with funding from a grant by Endo Pharmaceuticals to the National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators for the third year in a row to expand their national Rx Drug Drop Box program. Unwanted or expired medications can be dropped into the box quickly and anonymously.
"With the rates of prescription drug abuse ever growing, this is a great program that allows for Rockdale County residents to dispose of their medications," said Sheriff Eric Levett. "We have had success with one-day medication disposal events in the past, but this provides a year round solution to address this public health and safety issue."
The medications disposed of in the drop box will be collected by Rockdale County Sheriff's Office evidence technicians on a regular schedule. They are then handled in the same manner as other legal and illegal drugs that are stored for evidence purposes, usually destroyed by obtaining a court order. This ensures the ultimate proper destruction of these prescription medications.
The NADDI Rx Drug Drop Box will be located in the front lobby of the Rockdale County Sheriff's Office administration building. The lobby is open 24 hours a day and seven days a week.