Home » Jackson Hole »Teton County »Town of Jackson » Currently Reading:

Police Collect Unwanted Prescription Drugs

September 26, 2012 Jackson Hole, Teton County, Town of Jackson No Comments
pills

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.

Comment on this Article:

LOST CREEK RANCH AND SPA WEBCAM

Quake List

Archive

Weather Alerts

Wyoming News

  • Don’t let snakes ruin your Labor Day - September 1, 2014
    In my opinion, everybody should go hunting each weekend of the hunting season. You don’t have to go after elk or deer every time. Change it up a little. Hunt doves on the first weekend, then try to get a blue grouse or two the next. Later in the fall, you can start working duck […]
  • The Grizzlies Won’t Be a Pushover [AUDIO] - August 29, 2014
    The Wyoming Cowboys open up their football season at home against Montana tomorrow (Saturday) afternoon in Laramie.  It’s the first meeting between the two schools since 1997, and the Grizzlies enter the game as the fifth-ranked team in the FCS. On defense, the Cowboys top priority is to stop the run.  With a talented quarterback […]
  • Warmer Temperatures With Isolated Thunderstorms Expected Today - August 29, 2014
    A weak ridge of high pressure will build over the region today, which will allow temperatures to become warmer and closer to average statewide.  However, some lingering low-level moisture and daytime heating could trigger a few hit or miss thunderstorms for the afternoon and early evening hours.  Gusty winds and lots of lightning will be […]
  • GPS will sometimes lead you to astray - August 29, 2014
    At the risk of sounding like I’ve been watching too much Top Gear, I need to go off on a bit of a rant right now. The good folks at Nissan let me drive a Titan for two full months, which was really nice of them. And it’s done a pretty good job of filling […]

National and World News

The Latest RSS Items

  • No items found in feed URL: http://feeds.feedburner.com/StefaniasBlog?format=xml. You requested 5 items.
  • powered by RSS Just Better 1.3 plugin