Prescription Drug Disposal Available at the Wyoming County Courthouse

PINEVILLE, WV (WVNS) – Residents of Wyoming County will have a safe new way to get rid of unwanted prescription drugs. Wyoming County Sheriff Brad Ellison and his staff installed a new drug collection box.

The box is located in the courthouse tax office. Ellison said it’s a great way to get rid of unwanted prescription drugs and keep them from being stolen, used illegally or out of the county’s water supply.

“It’s a way, once it expires or you want to get rid of it because it’s been sitting in your medicine cabinet too long and you may even have had a member of your family and he’s been on meds, take him to the tax department you’ll see the box there and it works like a mailbox, you take it out, put it in, put it back in and we’re the only one to have access to it, the sheriffs department,” Ellison said.

Sheriff Ellison said people can just grab their unwanted prescriptions from a shopping bag, tie it up and bring it. The sheriff added that the drugs are then collected and turned over to the Drug Enforcement Agency for disposal. All deposits are kept anonymous with no questions asked. For more information about this program, contact the Wyoming County Sheriff’s Office or the county tax office.

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