Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Lock Boxes Provide Safe Disposal Site

Amy Edwards and Officer John Owens

On Monday Amy Edwards, Prevention Specialist with PFS (Partners for Success), along with Sallisaw Police Officer John Owens emptied the Prescription Drug Lock Box located in the lobby of the Sallisaw Police Dept. and removed 38.2 pounds of narcotics. Edwards stated that this was the largest amount removed so far. 

The lock box has been in place in the lobby of the Sallisaw Police Dept. since 2011. Prescription drug take back boxes provide a place where unused prescription drugs can be safely disposed. The drugs are collected, weighed and disposed of. There is also a lock box maintained by the OBN (Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics).in the lobby of the Sequoyah County Sheriff's Dept. 

Drugs collected at the Sallisaw Police Dept. are taken to a disposal site in Tahlequah.

On April 28 at Clif's Pharmacy in Sallisaw, Partners for Success alongside Sallisaw NOW Coalition members, will be collecting old/unused prescription drugs for safe disposal. Prescription drugs can be dropped off at Clif's between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Those dropping off drugs will be given a personal lock box to take home to keep their drugs locked up safely in.

This drop off event will be held in conjunction with the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. For more information about the event contact Amy Edwards at 918-774-7566.

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