Collection Box Allows Citizens to Anonymously Drop Off Unused and Out-of-Date Medications

January 25, 2012  
Drop Box located at the Forsyth Street entrance of the Police Memorial Building

JACKSONVILLE, FL (January 25, 2012) – The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office has a new addition to the Forsyth Street public entrance at the Police Memorial Building; a drop box to collect unused and out-of-date medications and prescriptions for proper disposal.
 

Drop Box located at the Forsyth Street entrance of the Police Memorial Building

The drop box, provided by the National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators (NADDI), allows citizens to anonymously dispose of medication in a pill form. The pills must be in a container or zip-lock bag, no loose pills will be accepted. The citizen is advised to scratch through or remove personal information from the label.

In August 2010, the JSO began partnering with The NADDI, The C.A.R.E.S. Alliance, The National Family Partnership and the Florida Office of the Attorney General to host a “Drug Take Back” event locally.The second “Drug Take Back” event, held in August 2011, brought in more than 240-pounds of unused/unwanted prescription drugs.

For more information on the PRxOJECT DRxUG DRxOP initiative please visit http://projectdrugdrop.org/.

 
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