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Police Collect Unwanted Prescription Drugs

September 26, 2012 Jackson Hole, Teton County, Town of Jackson No Comments
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The Jackson Police Department is again working with the Drug Enforcement Administration and Smith’s Food and Drug to offer a prescription drug take back-program.  Sergeant Cole Nethercott explains that the intent is to prevent increased deliberate or accidental drug abuse involving over-the-counter medication.  Nethercott says primarily the drive addresses a safety concern, but at the same time he adds that there are concerns about people who shouldn’t have the medications getting them as well as concerns about pollution that would be caused by improper disposal. Nethercott says over the years, the participation by local residents has been outstanding.  Nethercott says take-back collections typically yield between 12 to 13 pounds of prescription drugs every six months.  This week’s event takes place Saturday from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm at Smiths.  However, Nethercott adds that those unable to bring their unwanted medications in at that time may contact the police department and make arrangements to drop them off there when they are able.

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