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Drug Take Back Box Collection Working

A Drug Take Back Box was installed in the entryway of the Chillicothe Police Department just over a month ago, to collect any excess or expired prescription or over the counter medications.  The Drug Take Back Box is the Eagle Scout project for Edison Turner from Troop 120.

The Chillicothe Police Department reports since that time the box has collected a variety of items, not all of them are acceptable.

Detective Whitney Murdock says they’ve collected approximately 72lbs of expired and unneeded narcotics off the streets with the partnership of the community.

Murdock says they encourage those using the box to please read the instructions before disposing of medication.  She says they have come across some syringes and asthma inhalers that they are unable to dispose of.

Murdock says they want to remind the community that improper disposal of prescription drugs can be a major problem and encourage anyone with unused or expired medications to drop them off at the police department.